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Lewellen, Verne C.

Born: 06 Sept 1924 ~ Lincoln, NE Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant Branch of Service: Army Dates of Service: May 1943 – Apr 1946 / WW2 Unit of Service: Patton’s 3rd; 137th Ordanance Battalion; 16th Armored Division Entrance to Service: Drafted Locations of Service: European Theater; Liberation of Czechoslovakia POW?: No Service Related Injury: No Medals or Special Service Awards:     …

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Lewellen, Jack Chester

Born: 1922 ~ Bayard, NE Highest Rank: Sonarman First Branch of Service: Navy Dates of Service: 1942-1952 / WW2 & Korean War Unit of Service: West Coast Sona School                    USS Caldwell (DD605)                    USS Blenny (SS524)                    USS Gurke Entrance to Service: Enlisted Locations of Service: Aleutian Campaign; Inchon-Korea POW?: No Service Related Injury: No Medals or Special Service Awards:   Interviewed …

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Beck, Leo Martin

Born: 02 July 1925 ~ Newport, NE Highest Rank: Corporal Branch of Service: Army Dates of Service: Aug 1943 – Nov 1945 / WW2 Unit of Service: 70th Infantry Division Entrance to Service: Drafted Locations of Service: Oregon, Missouri, France, McCloskey General Hospital in Texas POW?: No Service Related Injury: Yes Medals or Special Service Awards: Interviewed by:  Mary Jo Davis Date of Interview: …

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Schaneman, LeRoy

Born: 30 July 1925 ~ Minatare, NE Highest Rank: Sargeant Branch of Service: Army Dates of Service: Mar 1944 – May 1946 / WW2 Unit of Service: 58th Field Artillery Battalion; 3rd Army Tanks Entrance to Service: Enlisted Locations of Service: Camp Roberts, California Ft. Riley, Kansas Ft. Benning, Georgia Ft. Knox, Kentucky Germany POW?: No Service Related Injury: No …

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Dean, Elizabeth Mae (Ellis)

  Born: 25 May 1923 ~ Scottsbluff, NE Highest Rank: Seaman First Class Branch of Service: WAVES (Navy Women’s Reserve) Dates of Service: Aug 1944 – Aug 1945 / WW2 Unit of Service: Accounting Entrance to Service: Enlisted Locations of Service: Hunter College, Bronx, New York, Des Moines, Iowa, Seattle, Washington POW?: No Service Related Injury: No Medals or Special Service Awards: [sc_frame …

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Hobza, Mavis Ruth

Born: 09 June 1919 ~ Rogers, NE Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant Branch of Service: WAC (Women’s Army Corp) Dates of Service: July 1943 – March 1946 Unit of Service: Entrance to Service: Enlisted Locations of Service: Ft. Des Moines, Iowa Ft. Devens, Massachusetts POW?: No Service Related Injury: No Medals or Special Service Awards:   Interviewed by:  Mary Jo …

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Johnston, Lee Potter

Born: 15 May 1916 ~ Beaver Crossing, NE Highest Rank: Sergeant Branch of Service: Army Dates of Service: Sept 1939 – Oct 1945 / WW2 Unit of Service: 504th & 82nd Airbourne Division Entrance to Service: Enlisted Locations of Service: Ft. Crook, Nebraska Camp Ord, California Camp Roberts, California Africa, Italy, England, Germany, France POW?: No Service Related Injury: Yes Medals …

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Nelson, Dallas William

Born: 1917 ~ Ong, NE Highest Rank: Sergeant Branch of Service: Army Air Corps Dates of Service: 1942-1945 / WW2 Unit of Service: 58th Fighter Squadron; 12th Air Force; 33rd Fighter Wing; 10th Air Force; 14th Air Force Entrance to Service: Enlisted Locations of Service: Virginia; Africa; Italy; Sicily; China-Burma-India (CBI) POW?: No Service Related Injury: No Medals or Specials …

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Ross, Iva Myrtle (Loghry)

Born: 1 Jan 1915 ~ Page Co., Iowa Highest Rank: Civilian Wartime Activity: Kaiser Shipbuilding War Effort Job: Electrician Dates of Service: 1943-1945 / WW2 Unit of Service: n/a Entrance to Service: n/a Locations of Service: Vancouver, Washington POW?: n/a Service Related Injury: n/a   Interviewed by:  Mary Jo Davis Date of Interview: 06 Nov 2003 Place of Interview: Western Nebraska Veterans …

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Wright, Claude Reed

Born: 23 Dec 1919 ~ Mitchell, NE Highest Rank: First Lieutenant Branch of Service: Army Dates of Service: 1939-1946 Unit of Service: Headquarters Battery; 219th Field Artillery Battalion 35th Infantry Division Entrance to Service: Enlisted Locations of Service: Fort Leavenworth, Kansas Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Camp Rucker, Alabama Camp Butner, North Carolina European Theater POW?: No Service Related Injury: Yes Medals …

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