By ed. Ruth Wagner Miller
“The Germans fired these V-1 bombs from a launching pad in France . . . It wasn’t as frightening listening to the bombs because it was once if you stopped listening to them simply because while the sound stopped you knew they have been coming down . . . .” — LB.
“ . . . i used to be floating down, parachute open. I don’t keep in mind establishing the chute. The Lord was once there and observed that that occurred . . . As i used to be floating down, I observed items of the aircraft floating down round me like leaves . . . .” — H.B.
“They marched us via Manila to make an enormous express for the advantage of the Filipinos. They took us to Bilibid felony . . . throughout the 3 weeks i used to be there we have been fed no meals other than rice, which used to be cooked in large iron pots . . . two times an afternoon we each one obtained one-half of a canteen of rice.” – R.C.
“The Colonel instructed me, ‘If you select me, I warrantly you can be First Sergeant by the point we get to Washington’. I acknowledged, ‘Colonel, I wouldn’t elect you in case you instructed me i'd be a Colonel once we received there. I’m going again to domestic to Georgia’.” — .H.O.
These are the tales of the boys and girls of worldwide conflict II. all people introduced certain viewpoint to our assortment. a few enlisted within the army provider ahead of completing highschool. Others got here after collage. a couple of rose in the course of the ranks to take their position one of the commanding officials. quite often, notwithstanding, they got here to do a role, they did it, and went again domestic because the had come — quietly and humbly. Their reports have been as various as their backgrounds.
We wish that the tales will motivate our readers to assert due to a iteration that gave rather a lot within the reason behind freedom.
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