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Sid Engman, 2007

  • Branch of Service: U.S. Army, 1st Battalion, 134th Infantry
  • Highest Rank: Private 1st Class
  • Military Service: Drafted, 1943 - 1945


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

0:00 - Homesickness during the war
1:38 - Sent to England and then Omaha Beach
2:37 - Detailed account of capture; struggles with memories of the war 
9:00 - POW experience; the Purple Heart; liberation 

Sidney E. Engman Obituary 

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

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Sid Engman, pictured with his wife Reidella, 2007.

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