I was also in the ASTP at Drexel. My basic training was as a Medic at Camp Pickett, Virginia. From there I was offered a choice between Medical Administrative OCS or ASTP. At the time ASTP seemed like the better deal but that decision landed me in the Infantry. Jerome Miller and I would have been on the same troop train to Camp Claiborne but I do not recall ever meeting him.
I know the feeling expressed about not feeling anything. One of my uncles was killed in the Philippines in March 1945 (about the same time FDR died). By that time the company had endured so many casualties of all kinds that it was almost routine in a sense that not feeling anything seems like the best way to describe it. In combat it was something one had to get through as quickly as possible in order to continue to function.
Again thanks and good luck with your research.
This board is dedicated to the memory of CAPTAIN LEONARD REED CARPENTER, Company Commander, November 19, 1944 - March 27, 1945.
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