Noboru "Nobi" Kobayashi

Gender Male
Birth date 1926-9-25
Place of birth Geneva IL, U.S.A.
Inducted 1945-6-29, Indiantown Gap PA
Enlistment type Draftee
Service branch Army
Service type War
Unit type Support
Units served 3rd Army, 7th Regiment
Military specialty Clerk - typist
Stationed USA - Indiantown Gap, PA; Camp Blanding, FL; Camp Pickett, VA; Camp Shanks, NY; Ft. Dix, NJ; - Germany
Separated Fort Dix NJ
Unit responsibility Processing personnel through a replacement depot in Marburg, Germany. Transferred to operate a message center near Bad Nauheim.
Personal responsibility Morning clerk in replacement depot. Operated message center re:above
Major battles (if served in a war zone) None - Occupation
Awards, medals, citations (individual or unit) Marksman Badge; Outstanding Trainee (Basic Training)
Living conditions Barracks and mess hall, and occasional movie on post during basic training. 'Occupied' dormitory-type building with dining hall in replacement depot; meals were decent; only entertainment was a U. S. O. - type facility. At message center: Lived in private dwelling with owner consigned to a basement apartment. Excellent meals at a villa (officers' quarters) prepared by a hired civilian cook.
Most vivid memory of military experience Nothing stands out.
Missed most whilst in the military Participating in sports activities; lack of freedom.
Most important thing, personally, to come from military experience? A sense of having fulfilled a duty when called upon during a war-time situation.

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