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James Russell: Sonar School

James Russell describes his training at sonar school in Key West, Florida.

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James Russell: Boot Camp

James Russell recalls how he chose the U.S. Navy and reported for boot camp in Great Lakes, Illinois.

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Reuben Griffin: Newborn Daughter

Reuben Griffin describes the birth of his first child while he was completing his army training at Camp Blanding in Florida.

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Reuben Griffin: "Halfway to the sky"

Reuben Griffin describes why he ultimately rejected the opportunity to become a paratrooper while training at Fort Benning in Columbus, Georgia.

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Reuben Griffin: "I never got inside a tank."

Reuben Griffin describes his basic training at Fort Knox in Kentucky.

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Faye Edwards: Fort Oglethorpe

Faye Edwards describes her daily routine at Fort Oglethorpe in Georgia, where she was training for the Women's Army Corps.

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Jimmy Doi: Camp Blanding

Jimmy Doi describes his training for the U.S. Army at Camp Blanding in Florida.

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Jessie Moss: The Coast Guard

Jessie Moss describes her husband's duties in the Coast Guard, while they were posted in Norfolk, Virginia.

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Alan Hall: "Everything that's strenuous"

Alan Hall describes the training maneuvers he endured after joinin gthe Navy.

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Alan Hall: "First Class Boastin' Man"

Alan Hall recalls the master-at-arms of his barracks at boot camp.

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Alan Hall: The High Dive

Alan Hall recalls the challenge of jumping from a height of 50 feet into a pool during his training at boot camp in the Navy.

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Edith Bond: Officer's Training

Edith Bond describes her experience in officer's training school for the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.

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Clay Manley: Practice Bombing Raids

Clay Manley recalls how he and his siblings watched airplanes complete nightime practice flights from a nearby military base during World War II.

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William Wallace, Jr.: Basic Training

William Wallace, Jr. describes his father's training in chemical warfare at Barksdale Field in Louisiana during World War II.

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Michael Cox: "A close view of the ocean"

Michael Cox describes his Uncle Alvie Lowell Hamlett's service in the Navy during World War II.

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Joanna Kimling Stubbs: U.S. Military

Joanna Kimling Stubbs describes her father's experience after enlisting in the U.S. Military.

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