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Basic Training

A SNAKEY ENDING I began my second year of college in September 1942. With mandatory infantry ROTC in place my first semester was shortened with...

David T. Daniels | 2013
NO GOLD BARS FOR ME

At the end of 17 weeks of basic training, those of us that were pulled from college ROTC were given two choices. One was an immediate transfer t...

David T. Daniels | 2013
MILITARY - A SHORT STAY AT HOME

I arrived from Europe at home in later June, 1945. My mother, a very stern person, never commented to me by letter, anything she heard about me....

David T. Daniels | 2013
MY COMBAT EXPERIENCE Author: David T. Daniels

It was December 15, 1944 (I figured out this date many years later) when a mortar shell blast sent me into a wall where my neck and right should...

David T. Daniels | 2013
Back to Action

Around the beginning of March, I got into a small van along with 3 or 4 and drove away from the hospital in Axminster. I wasn’t really cured. ...

David T. Daniels | 2013
POST WAR MILITARY REMINDERS

After discharge I closed my mind to everything that happened for three years. I never looked up an old army friend nor did I join any of the Vet...

David T. Daniels | 2013
I Was a Mailman

In 1905 my Dad, age 18, passed a civil service exam to become a mailman. My town had 3 rural routes. Dad’s route #1 was 95% in Polk County, No...

David T. Daniels | November 2012
First Travel From Home

This took place in August 1941. At age 17 I had graduated from high school in May and in August I traveled to a small college about 50 miles awa...

David T. Daniels | 2016
December 7, 1941 - Pearl Harbor

On Monday I, at the age of seventeen, was a freshman in college. At 8:00 AM I was in English class awaiting the arrival of our professor, Dr. St...

David T. Daniels | 2013
I Was a Prisoner of War

The following is an interview of Mr. S., a Jewish American soldier held as a prisoner of war in a German Camp during World War II. In...

Mr. S. | December 2012