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George Fehringer, U.S. Army


In late 1941, the Selective Service Board was looking for people to fill the thousands of positions and skill sets in all branches of the U.S. military. Japan had made its strike at Pearl Harbor… war had been declared. The U.S. was going to be sending its warriors all over the world.

George Fehringer was 31 years old, a farmer and a John Deere Implement dealer in Peetz, Colorado. He was a skilled welder. He was a recently married man. The Draft Board required that he submit to a physical exam in August 1942. The result of the physical was that due to previous

injuries, he could still perf...

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