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Corporal Douglas B. Wiskow 37782835 World War II Veteran


November 7, 2020

I was drafted into military service and sent to Fort Snelling, Minn. I was inducted into the U.S. Army Infantry on January 1, 1945. I was then sent to Camp Fanning, Texas for basic training. After basic I had a furlough to come home for a short time. After my furlough I was sent to Fort Mead, Maryland headed for overseas until they realized that I was too young for overseas duty. I went back to Texas for eight more weeks of training, then was sent by troop train to San Francisco, California. We were supposed to go overseas from there but I came down with pneumonia and was hospitalized for a...

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