Timeline


  • 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