Accession Number : ADA626059


Title :   Private Rogers L. Taylor: Prisoner of the Japanese


Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL


Personal Author(s) : Taylor, Charlie J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a626059.pdf


Report Date : Apr 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 52


Abstract : Rogers Louis Taylor . As the fourth child of thirteen (three of his siblings died as young children and one more as a young adult), Rogers found his required place among his family of sharecroppers. As sharecroppers making their living in the fertile soil of east central Texas, the Taylors were dependent on the harvest and local landowners willing to lease their land, which required the Taylor family to move frequently, often living in shacks. He was drafted into the Army National Guard on March 20, 1941 as Private Rogers L. Taylor.2 Taylor was ordered to report to Fort Knox, Kentucky, for basic training.3 He was assigned to 8th Battalion, Company B, 1st Platoon for initial training at the Armored Force Replacement Training Center.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY HISTORY , ARMY TRAINING , BIBLIOGRAPHIES , JAPAN , PRISONERS


Subject Categories : Humanities and History


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE