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Go to Cannan, Thomas (Interview outline and video), 2017 item page

Tom Cannan was born in Eldorado, Illinois, in 1922. Prior to military service, he went to the Citizens’ Military Training Camp at Camp McCoy, Wisconsin, for a month of training with field artillery in 1940. In 1942, he joined the Naval Aviation…
Go to Butt, Jimmy L (Interview outline and video), 2017 item page

Jimmy Butt was born in Tippo, Mississippi, on October 13, 1921. He was in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps at Auburn University and graduated in February 1943. He attended the Officer Candidate School at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and was…
Go to Bulkley, Kathryn (Interview outline and video), 2016 item page

Kathryn Bulkley was born in Muskegon, Michigan, in 1919. During World War II she worked in the Continental Motors factory in Muskegon for a few years building aircraft for the war effort. In 1948 she enlisted in the Air Force. She received her basic…
Go to Bucy, Ken (Interview outline and video), 2016 item page

Ken Bucy was born in Anderson, Indiana, on April 25, 1947. He enlisted in the Indiana National Guard and was assigned to D Company of the 151st Infantry Regiment of the 38th Infantry Division. Upon completion of basic training and advanced infantry…
Go to Brock, Willard M (Interview outline and video), 2015 item page

Willard Brock was born on June 8, 1936 in Gaines Township, Michigan. Around the time that he turned 18 years old he enlisted in the Army. He received basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and medical training at Fort Sam Houston, Texas and…
Go to Bluem, David Michael (Interview outline and video), 2015 item page

David Bluem was born in Saginaw, Michigan on December 13, 1944. He was drafted into the Vietnam War while attending grad school at Central Michigan University. In basic training he was sent to Fort Knox, Kentucky for the US Army. Thereafter he was…
Go to Bloye, David C (Interview outline and video), 2016 item page

David C. Bloye was born on September 2, 1940, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In September 1957 he enlisted in the Navy Reserve and began his active reserve duty while still in high school. After graduating from high school he received two weeks of basic…
Go to Beyrle, Joseph R (Interview outline and video), 2015 item page

Joey Beyrle was born on August 25, 1923 in Muskegon, Michigan. On September 17, 1942 he enlisted in the Army, applied for the paratroopers, and was approved for that unit. He trained at Camp Toccoa and Fort Benning, Georgia receiving Airborne…
Go to Berra, Louis M (Interview outline and video), 2015 item page

Louis Berra was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1942. He attended the University of Detroit and was part of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) there. He received his Officer Candidate School training at Lockbourne Air Force Base, Ohio and…
Go to Bashford, Lindon L (Interview outline and video), 2016 item page

Lin Bashford was born in Scott’s Bluff, Nebraska, on August 20, 1946. He was drafted in April 1969 and went to Fort Ord, California, for basic training and later advanced infantry training. He was selected for Non-Commissioned Officer School and…
Go to Bailey, Joseph (Interview outline and video), 2016 item page

Joseph Bailey was born in Prescott, Arizona, in 1922. He enlisted in the Navy in early 1941. He received his basic training and attended Metalsmith School at San Diego, and was assigned to the USS Whitney (AD-4). He survived the Japanese attack on…
Go to Anton, Gust J (Interview outline and video), 2017 item page

Gust Anton was born in Chicago on December 17, 1928. He was drafted in December 1951 and reported for duty in January 1952. He went to Fort Knox, Kentucky, for his basic training and mechanic training, then went to Fort Lewis, Washington, to wait for…
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