Private Rogers L. Taylor: Prisoner of the Japanese
AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL
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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.
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