About this time, World War II broke out, and many high school teenagers were being drafted and joining the army. Bill had other ideas. The Navy quota was full, and I decided I wanted to be a Marine like my father had been. He used to tell me stories about the Marine Corps so, on the basis of that I went down one day and asked to enlist. He got shipped out to the 3rd Division, on the way to Iwo Jima and the Pacific, and was ready to go to war.
Unknown to him, at the time, his father was having a conversation with a few old war buddies, which would change his course. As they discussed the old days, he said, 'I've got a son who's an army physician in the Army and a younger son who's in the Marine Corps down at LeJeune, shipping out. Meanwhile, Bill was getting ready to board a train to take him to the west coast, and then, to the Pacific, when he heard a sergeant call his name, "'I don't know who in "H" you know [ With that, Bill Pearce was back at Camp LeJeune in the Camp LeJeune staff band, as the first trombonist, marching in the pivot position of the front line next to the director.
He was, as Pearce recalled, "a tough number and decided that no Marine should go through his tour of duty without going overseas or seeing action or something like that. So before I knew it I was on the train again with my 60 pound pack and sea bag going out to the Pacific theatre. I made it as far as Hawaii. In Hawaii, ready to ship out for combat duty, Pearce once again found himself wielding a trombone rather than a gun. I was depressed and in a blue funk when I heard this 'sound!
When they had a brief break I went to the Sergeant who was leading and said, 'Who do I talk to get into something like this? He said, 'I'll tell you what, we have rehearsal here at 10 o'clock every morning — get permission from your Commanding officer and come on around here tomorrow morning so we can audition you.
I guess I went about half way through it, having not played for quite a while, but evidently they had heard enough so the Sergeant said, 'Hold it! Well, as you can imagine I hopped to and that warehouse had the best of everything — Steinway pianos and French Selmers — you name it. I picked out a beautiful French Selmer trombone with a white case and a purple plush lining inside and engraving all the way up the bell and a big "USMC" down the front and man, this was a class item! So, that's what I did during — playing my way, entertaining Navy and Marine Corps troops in the Pacific theatre and mainland China until discharge.
He soon found that college wasn't necessarily a good fit for him. I was a learning disability kid — of course we didn't know what it was back then. I didn't seem to be able to learn in the system, I wasn't able to concentrate, or to retain any kind of information. He wound up in Chicago, a while later, and decided to attend the Moody Bible Institute.
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