By the Old Pacific’s Rolling Water

Excerpt found from memoirs of Arthur L. Munzig, Jr., class of June 1944, titled “By the Old Pacific’s Rolling Water” detailing his time at UCLA. It’s interesting to see the things that change and the things that don’t. All text written by and property of Arthur L. Munzig, Jr. Excerpt split into parts for easier reading.

Part I: Getting into UCLA and the NROTC; the UCLA vs. USC rivalry

Part II: UCLA academics; dating; battalion life

Part III: Summer cruise; becoming an active duty cadet; living in campus barracks

Part IV: “Washed out;” goodbye to shipmates

Part V: A wartime battalion

Part VI: Captain’s mast

Part VII: The verdict; the aftermath; a new billet

Part VIII: Commissioning