|ROTC at The Ohio State University in the late 1930s|
As a result of this activity he was called to active duty shortly after Pearl Harbor. He entered the army as a Second Lieutenant. He spent some time at Camp Roberts. In May, he was assigned to the 3rd Division 15th Infantry Regiment at Fort Ord, California. No World War II enlistment record has been found, possibly because of his service in the reserves and ROTC prior to the war. (In addition, millions of military personnel records were burned in a fire at the National Archives in St. Louis in 1973.) On 16 September 1942 the Third Division was sent to Camp Pickett in Virginia in preparation for war in Africa.
|Lt. John B. Armstrong|
March 1942 - California