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Joseph F. Bren, 2007
Branch of Service: U.S. Army

Highest Rank: Tech Sergeant

Military Service: Drafted, November 5, 1942 - January 27, 1946

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

0:00 - Drafted; European Theatre; tank mechanic 
3:50 - Combat experience 
5:30 - Concentration camp liberations 
7:27 - Christmas diner; cold and snowy - wet feet 
10:07 - Positive things about the war  
12:45 - Food; life after the war 

Joseph F. Bren Obituary 

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

Images Provided by Joseph F. Bren

History of the 12th Armored Division

Honorable Discharge

Enlisted Record and Report of Separation

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