01-10-1942 — Jacksonville, Florida
Was drafted into the US Army, but had gone to Florida to enlist the Navy, only to find his draft number had come up, so wound up in the US Army.
Basic Training was at Camp Wheeler, Georgia. During WWII, was stationed at Ft. Belvoir, Virginia, Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri, Camp Claiborne, Louisiana. Trained welders to form machinist companies for the Army Corps of Engineers. Was given orders overseas several times, and each time they were pulled in order for him to stay behind to help train new machinist companies.