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Document Details


Title: James and Doris Franks
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Rice University. Center for Technology in Teaching and Learning
Collection: Heights Remembers World War II Oral History Project
Description: Jimmy Franks did not plan on joining the Army after he graduated from Reagan High School in 1938. Instead he wanted to begin his college career. When he returned home for mid-term break in February 1941, however, he found a draft notice waiting for him. On February 26, 1941, Mr. Franks accompanied his brother, who was leaving to join the Army, to the recruiting office and told the officer-in-charge, You might as well take me too. The Army did not take Mr. Franks on that day, but on the following day he began five years of military service.
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Speaker: Franks, Doris
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker race: White
Document date: Undated
Historical events discussed: World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: Asia; Europe; Japan; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Asia; Europe; History; Japan; Local history; North America; Oral history; Soldiers; United States; Veterans; World War II, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945--War work; World War, 1939-1945--Women
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0029658-32900