• Oct 9, 1941

    Inducted into Army

    Sent to Fort Custer in Kalamazoo, MI

  • Oct 15, 1941

    Camp Roberts

    After induction in Fort Custer, Uncle Felix was sent to Camp Roberts in San Miguel, California (abt 250 miles north of Los Angeles)

    Postcards from Camp Roberts (The California State Military Museum)


  • Nov 10, 1941

    Short Visit Home

    Felix’s Mother, Mary Straka Swehla passes away. Felix comes home for funeral.

  • Dec 7, 1941

    Japan Attacks Pearl Harbor

  • Dec 7, 1941

    Unit Leaves for Fort Lewis

  • Aug 2, 1942

    Unit Arrives in Copperas Cave, TX

    Fort Hood