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Edward Seiner, 2007 

Branch of Service: U.S. Army / Air Force

Highest Rank: Private First Class

Military Service: December 26, 1942 - October 22, 1945

Listen to the following sections by scrolling forward to the timecode.

0:00 - Drafted and training; built runways 
1:22 - Enjoyed work, but attacked a lot; fear and air raids  
7:20 - Day-to-day life
8:31 - Friends in the military and fun times; Hawai during the war 
11:56 - Attacks on islands; caves and trees 
13:15 - Family back home and return
14:43 - Difficult times
15:28 - Personal war experiences 
18:31 - Personal feelings toward Japanese soldiers 
19:06 - Four generations of his family fought in wars 
Edward Seiner Obituary 

This story was recorded at an SDPB event in Wagner, SD. 

Edward Seiner with son Jerry, 2007

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