|Floyd E. Musch was born December 29, 1926, son of Henry and Ida Musch. He was inducted into the Army on Friday, April 13, 1945 and took training at Camp Robinson, near Little Rock, Arkansas. He departed by troop ship from San Francisco on October 6, 1945 and arrived in Tokyo Bay on October 19, 1945.
On sailing for Japan, the shipload of sailors were told they were the first load to sail directly to Japan and to take part in the occupation.
He spent the next year at Headquarters, Headquarter Company, 4th Replacement Depot outside Tokyo at Zama. A highlight of that year was learning that three high school acquaintainces from Arenzville in different branches of the military were stationed in the area. The four met and spent the day together. Besides Floyd, they included Ralph Clark, Gerald Jones, and Earl Niestradt.
Floyd left Tokyo on October 6, 1946 and had the opportunity to choose between coming back to the States by ship or by plane. He flew home. He had sailed out under the Golden Gate Bridge and returned flying under the Golden Gate (this was not according to military regulations!).