Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

Veteran's History Project

Bill Cross, Technical Sergeant, World War II

At age twenty one, the Selective Service System, also known as the “Draft” caught up with Bill Cross of Camden, Arkansas. Sooner or later, the system usually won out.

Bill went off to Little Rock, AR for his induction physical and testing. Immediately after successfully completing first steps, Bill headed for Camp Bowie, TX. This was his new home for a few weeks.

There were no memorable problems as Bill got his introduction to military life and the military. He did his share of night watches, KP, marching, rifle shooting and Drill. He and his platoon marched across the parade gr...