My Senior Trip

1943-1945 Camp White to Japan Letters Home

by CD Griffith



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/30/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 160
ISBN : 9781665712828
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 160
ISBN : 9781665712835

About the Book

During his childhood, C. D. Griffith lived on his family’s Indiana farm in the Eel River bottoms where he worked the land, hunted, and fished, never venturing further than twenty-five miles from home. But all of that changed during his senior year of high school when he was drafted into the US Army. In March 1943, with a brief stop at Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indianapolis, eighteen-year-old Griffith headed on a train to Camp White in Medford, Oregon, with a final stop in Japan. In a collection of original, unedited letters penned to his family, Griffith details his experiences as a soldier serving his country in a faraway land. His letters contain vivid descriptions of what he learned in camp and witnessed in the Pacific while bravely battling the enemy as a member of the Greatest Generation. My Senior Trip shares the original letters of a Second World War soldier that provide a fascinating glimpse into his experiences while serving his country overseas.

About the Author

C. D. Griffith was drafted during his senior year of high school in Coalmont, Indiana. He joined the army on March 2, 1943, one month prior to his high school graduation.