Articles tagged with “603rd Tank Destroyer Battalion”

James Earl Wilkins Jr. - 603rd Tank Destroyer Battalion

James Earl Wilkins Jr. was living in Floydada and had not quite reached his 21st birthday when he attempted to enlist in the Army on Jan. 8, 1942.“I had to send a telegram from the Lubbock recruiting station to my mother in Floydada so she could give me permission to enlist. Then you had to be 21 or older. Later, they changed that down to 18,” he recalls.Military service for Wilkins was a kind of

James Vincent Christiano

James "Jim" Vincent Christiano was born on September 7, 1916 in Waterbury, CT. He was the son of Constantino Cristinziano (changed to Christiano) and Bambina Lanese and attended Webster Grammar School. He would later go to work as a milling machine operator with the Seth Thomas Clocks Company of Thomaston, CT.Service Time: He entered the service (Waterbury American Article) on Feb. 19, 1942 at Ft. Devens, MA but recieve his early training at Ft. McClellan

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