Barracks - a group of buildings used to house soldiers.
Civilian - a person who is not in the military.
Drafted - being selected (at random) by the government for military service.
Drill Hall - a large building where soldiers practice skills like marching over and over again.
Enlisting - choosing to volunteer for military service.
Flak - exploding shells/canisters fired from the ground by anti-aircraft artillery (guns) to shoot down planes.
Furlough - time off (a break or mini-vacation) for rest and relaxation.
G.I. Bill - a “reward” program for veterans, which provided soldiers with certain benefits like money for college, housing, medical care, and other things.
KP (Kitchen Patrol) - a duty in which soldiers help the cooking staff by peeling potatoes, scrubbing pots, and doing other chores.
Leave - time off for rest and relaxation.
Mess - the building/place where meals are served and eaten in the military.
Mess Sergeant - the person in charge of food preparation and staff.
Mortars - short-barreled weapons used to fire grenade-like explosive shells.
Points - credit for time in the service or on missions. When a soldier earned enough points, he was released from the military.
Rating - a position or job given after successfully completing training or testing.
Shrapnel - metal/other fragments (pieces) from a bomb or explosion.
Veteran - a person who has served in the military, especially in a war.