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Marvin Matthews, 2007 

  • Branch of Service: United States Army
  • Headquarters, General McArthur
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant 
  • Military Service: Drafted, Mar 9, 1945 - Dec 1, 1946

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

0:00 - Drafted at 19
2:20 - Graduated from high school and farmed prior to deployment
2:45 - Life during WWII at home
5:07 - Life in the Philippines for 21 months

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

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