Theodore Murphy was working at the post office of a small town in western Iowa when the federal government mobilized his National Guard unit, the 34th Division, on 10 February 1941. The following week, he and the rest of his outfit went to Louisiana for a year of training, then shipped out to Northern Ireland, entering into the European theater of World War II.
Theodore kept a diary of his mobilization. We have transcribed and annotated it, and present his diary to you here. We also present our photographs of his handwritten diary pages.
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