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Burnett Miller: Saying our goodbyes
We came home and said goodbye to our parents. We had no idea what we were getting into.
Interview outtakes from THE WAR:
"When our unit was activated," Miller said, "I remember we came home, everybody came home, said goodbye to our parents. I forget how long we had, seems to me we had a week or something like that at home. We got on a train in Sacramento and went to Monterey and I knew lots of people on the train. We had no idea what we were getting into. At that point, we had no uniforms, we had nothing, we were civilians. We got to Monterey and spent a couple of days drawing out uniforms and we were in a barracks and then we started taking a lot of tests. And basic training consisted of lots of running which was really kind of enjoyable, and marches, long marches, which we didn?t mind. Spent quite a bit of time learning to fire a rifle. Spending a lot of time on a rifle range and they looked at us. And then lots and lots of very, very boring, long-winded classes."