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Veterans History Project

Donald C. Larson, Staff Sergeant, US Army, 1942-1945

 

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Donald Larson

The Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war.

As was the case much of the time, the Cheyenne County Selective Service System was doing its job, drafting young men to help fill the ranks of the Army, mainly. After the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor, the manpower needs of the military were very urgent.

There were six sons in the Larson household west of Gurley, NE and/or northeast of Potter....



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