World War II
During the summer of 1940 President Roosevelt requested,
and the Congress supported, that certain National Guard and
Reserve Units should be ordered to active duty for a period
of one year for training. This was also the time period that
the draft registration (Selective Service) began.
The 35th Division of which my unit (110th Ordnance Company)
was a part, was therein ordered to active duty. We mobilized
in Wichita, Kansas at 06:00 hours on 23rd December 1940 and
were temporarily housed in various facilities in downtown
Wichita. On the 27th December 1940 the citizens of Wichita,
and surrounding towns, honored all the departing guardsmen
with a Formal Review and Banquet at the Forum in Wichita.
A few days later beginning on 31st December 1940, we loaded
our equipment on to troop trains, and departed Wichita for
Camp Joseph T. Robinson, located a few miles north of Little
Life for me would never be the same again. A few months later
my parents moved from our home in Towanda and relocated in
Newton. I have never been back to the "place" in Towanda that
I called "home".
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