A Soldier's Sketchbook-Served: 1942-1945
— U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center —Some of the most important stories about the U.S. Army and the men and women who served in that Army came from their personal diaries, letters, and sketchbooks. The sketchbooks of Willard Dominick tell the story of an America Soldier from his induction into the Army through his service in the South Pacific. It was on February 24, 1942 that I was inducted into the Army at New Cumberland (Pennsylvania). We went through various lectures, was fed out of tin plates, allowed to wander a bit and were finally sworn in about six o'clock. May 12, 1942, we had dry runs and field maneuvers with the light machine gun, I was the gunner. Tugging the heavy gun around made me real tired. We went on our first long hike carrying full field equipment. It was a lovely star-light night. The night air smelled fresh and cleans with the pleasant smell of Georgia pine in it.
|Placed By||U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, June 7th, 2015 at 2:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 316157 N 4453014|
|Decimal Degrees||40.20740000, -77.16020000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 12.444', W 77° 9.612'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 12' 26.64" N, 77° 9' 36.72" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 950 Soldiers Dr, Carlisle PA 17013, US|
|Alternative Maps||Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap|
Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.