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Russel D. Testerman, 2007

  • Branch of Service: United States Army
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Military Service: Drafted 1943

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

0:00 - Drafted into the military at 18. Married and a father
3:14 - War is over
6:14 - 90-day wonders
8:10 - Fishing with hand grenades
12:15 - War still bothers Russell/memories of the war

Russel D. Testerman Obituary 

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

Images Provided by Russell Testerman 

Cannon Company, 2nd Lt. Russell D. Testerman, Third Platoon Leader (1st person seated at left)

Russell Testerman 

Russell Testerman fought in Plauen, Germany. The destruction of war is shown. (Photo: 347th Infantry Regiment, 87th Infantry Division)

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