Wartime Job with the Signal Corps

Putting Math Skills to Work

"They thought I was smart. "

"Well, I went to Raleigh, and they interviewed me. And then I got a job. And I went to Washington and I took the exam until I was too dumb to learn. But they thought I was smart. And they put me out to work. And I did like math problems. My problem is English. And one of the men asked me to study Japanese, because there was only two Japanese-speaking Americans when the war broke out..."