Joe Miller: I joined up, rather than wait to be drafted. After was going to have to fight, it'd be best fighting alongside the best there was. That's why I joined the Marines. They sent us to North Carolina, some farm place that they'd turned into a training camp, second division Marine Corps. (Laughs) Some soldier I was going to be. My first day in camp, and I forgot my rifle...


Basic Training
North Carolina
June 6th, 1942
Forgot my rifle...