Members of the Carolina Volunteer Training Corps at UNC-Chapel Hill, posing and saluting, early 1942.
"After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor the students of the university held a mass meeting to vote for the immediate organization of a military unit called the Carolina Volunteer Training Corps (CVTC), open to all male students of the university. Early in January 1942, four hundred students were organized into a battalion of four companies and drill instruction was begun. At the same time, military science classes were incorporated into the academic schedule, taught by officers of the Army Reserve Corps and by faculty members with previous military experience. It was the first university sponsored training unit of its kind in the country....Prior to the adoption of a standard uniform and equipment, the CVTC was outfitted in sweatshirts bearing the logo W. G. (for Woollen Gym)."
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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Wilson Library, North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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