James H. Locke volunteered for service in the U.S. Navy on June 17th, 1944. He completed training at Camp Perry, training primarily for the amphibious force. Locke served as a Seaman 2nd Class on an LCSL, whose destinations included the Caroline Islands, Marshall Islands, Mariana Islands, and Okinawa.

After his discharge in March of 1946, Locke received a Liberal Arts degree and became a high-school teacher and coach. He went on to become Dean of Students at Wesley College and Greensboro College, where he retired as a Special Assistant to the President.   
Transcript Number 504
Title: James Locke: Remembering World War II
Interviewee: James Locke
Interviewer: Paul Zarbock
Date of Interview: March 16, 2005
Location of Interview: The University of North Carolina-Wilmington
Description: 1 VHS Cassette Tape, sd., col.
Documentation: 1 Typed Transcript
Series: World War II Veterans Oral History Preservation Project
Series: Voices of Experience