|I, Raymond Odell Crowell, do hereby acknowledge to have
voluntarily enlisted as a PRIVATE for general service in the UNITED STATES
MARINE CORPS Reserve C1 III (b) for the duration of the
war unless sooner discharged by proper authority, and that no promise
or assurance of any kind has been made to me concerning assignment to any
particular duty or promotion during my enlistment. In the event of war
or national emergency declared by the President to exist during my term
of service I further oblige and subject myself to serve until six (6) months
after the end of the war or national emergency if so required by the Secretary
of the Navy unless I voluntarily reenlist or extend my enlistment, and
I understand that when so detained addition of one-fourth pay as specified
in R. S. 1422 is not applicable. And I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that
I will bear faith and allegiance to the United States of America; that
I will serve them honestly and faithfully against all their enemies whosoever;
and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States,
and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to the Rules
and Articles for the Government of the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps of
the United States. And I do further swear (or affirm) that all statements
made by me, as now given in this record, are correct.
Subscribed and sworn to before me at DHI&RS, DETROIT, MICH., this 22nd day of June, A. D. 1943.
I CERTIFY, that I minutely inspected the above-named man previous to his enlistment, and that he was entirely sober when enlisted; that to the best of my judgment and belief, he fulfills all legal requirements; that, after fully informing him of the nature of the service he is to perform, I have enlisted him into the service of the United States under this contract of enlistment as duly qualified to perform the duties of an able-bodied Marine, and in doing so have strictly observed the regulations which govern the recruiting service; also that the prior service as sworn on the reverse side has been verified by me personally from the man's discharge certificates, and I am satisfied that his status as to citizenship is U. S.