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 Posted: Thu Feb 28th, 2008 01:28 pm
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Johan Steele
Life NRA,SUVCW # 48,Legion 352

Joined: Sat Dec 2nd, 2006
Location: South Of The North 40, Minnesota USA
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They wouldn't let my grandfather enlist, literally when he decided to up in 42 he was told no because his farm was the most efficient one in the state at the time. He was literally getting twice the yield of anyone else. He was sent to Iowa State to detail what he was doing different than everybody else.

At the end of the war the man who had refused to allow him to enlist sent him an accounting of what he had supplied the war effort... it was staggering how many men he had fed. I've seen the letter once, it's locked away somewhere.

I had a great Uncle who pissed someone off. He was Army graves registration from Guadacanal to the end of the war... he was never quite right after the war.

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