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I enlisted in ASG when I was 16 years old and lived in Levy, Arkansas (during WWII). I was sent to Camp Robinson for training and made corporal before opting out and enlisting in the U.S. Navy.
I still have an ASG shoulder patch and my cap with its infantry braid. We were furnished uniforms and were armed by the U.S. government with 1917 Enfield Rifles (complete with bayonets) and a few Thompson sub-machine guns.
Col. Guy Hendrix Lackey was state commander, and Capt. Gordon E. Wood was our company commander.
Our armory, which exited onto 3rd street North Little Rock, Arkansas, was in one of the school buildings there.
Not much else as WWII took me away.


William M. Carver
Alamogordo, NM