Arthur was a student at the University of Pittsburgh when he was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1943. His basic training took place at Camp Van Dorn in Mississippi. After basic training Arthur was sent to Baltimore, MD where he learned how to be a radio technician. He was then assigned to the 4th Armored Signal Battalion. On March 31, 1944 he traveled overseas and landed in Glasgow, Scotland.
Mr. Seltzer describes his life before being drafted in 1943 and his experiences in training.
Arthur was then assigned to the 29th Infantry Division to assist in radio communications. He was deployed as the second wave of soldiers to the beaches of Normandy, France, landing on Omaha Beach.
Arthur Seltzer played a major roll in significant battles during World War II, including the following:
Battle of the Bulge
Liberation of the Dachau concentration camp