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Lester Jucht

Lester Jucht, 2007

  • Branch of Service: United States Army
  • 134th Ordnance Company


Listen to the following sections by scrolling forward to the timecode.
0:00 - Enlisted; fixed artillery guns
1:48 - Went overseas, Battle of the Bulge 
3:12 - How war affected family 
4:40 - Difficult because always on reconnaissance; found nitroglycerin factory
9:30 - German interpreter for company; found POW camp; looked for German aircraft factories in houses
13:05 - Hitler wanted Germany to rule over everything
14:40 - War made him decide to farm and get married; found out the war was over when on leave in Minneapolis; wrote home often 
17:58 - Instructor for 105 Howitzer; became Staff Sergent 
20:50 - Hitler tried to run the world  

Lester Jucht Obituary 

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