Years of Service: 1942-1946
Unit: CB1 517 Company
Jack was drafted into the Army in November of 1942. He has chosen not to enlist in order to support his family, but was more than willing to join when his draft number came up.
He fought through basic training in Ft. McClelland, AL until he was sent to Camp Van Dorn in Mississippi where he was assigned to his unit. His tour brought him to Rio de Janeiro, Cape Town, and Bombay until the final stop in Khorramshahr, Iran.
After 1 1/2 years in Iran, he was next stationed in Egypt followed by India and China. After 10 months in China it was finally time to ship home and Jack returned to U.S. soil for the first time in over three years.