Jack Greer enlisted in the Army before being drafted towards the end of World War II in 1946. Jack completed 6 weeks of basic training at Camp Polk. He remembers getting lost during a “mock sham battle” in the swamp lands of Louisiana. He was stationed at the Presidio Letterman Hospital in San Francisco and served his country for 1 1/2 years.
Jack attained the rank of Buck Sergeant in his short military tenure. Originally he had ambitions of joining the Navy pilot training program but was turned down for duty because of color blindness. Jack is grateful for the opportunity to see Sophie Tucker, a popular entertainer, perform at the USO center. The GI bill allowed him to graduate with a Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Accounting. Jack now enjoys retirement life and in his spare time likes to research and learn about his family’s Scottish/Irish ancestry.
He is also an avid outdoorsman and hiker. One of his fondest memories of his earlier years is exploring the Sequoia Kings Canyon by mule with his friend Jake. They drove the Willy Coupe car to their desired destination before mounting the mules (see picture). Jack we appreciate your devoted service to our country and dedication to your family. Carry on Good Man!..
Interviewed by T.S.M.