• Links to Oral History Sessions: Robinson, Daniel (June 13, 2008)
  • Conflict(s): World War II
  • Military Branch & Unit: Marine Corps
  • Theater(s): Pacific


Born in Philadelphia in 1925, Daniel Robinson grew up in North Carolina with his parents, siblings and grandparents. While attending elementary school and high school, Robinson worked a variety of jobs. He participated in the Boy Scouts, eventually achieving the rank of Life Scout. After World War II started, he initially sought to enlist in the Air Force, but he joined the Marine Corps in 1943. He was sworn into the Marine Corps in Raleigh and went to basic training at Camp Lejeune, followed by telecommunications school. He was stationed at Camp Pendleton, California, for three months, before serving overseas as part of the 52nd Defense Battalion in the Pacific Theater.