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Harold A. Armstrong 1st LT, US Army Air Corps/Air Force, WWII/Korean Wars


In the years 1941 through 1945, America’s teenagers had serious decisions to make. America was engaged in war. The teens, mostly young men, could pick a branch of the US Military to serve in. The US Navy would take them at age 17! The Marines, Army Air Corps, and Army wanted them a bit more mature.

Harold, “Hal” Armstrong chose the Army Air Corps. He liked the aspect of aviation and couldn’t get real excited about marching and eating one’s food from a can. He had completed more than a year in college at the Colorado School of Mines. In December 1942, he enlisted. Because of his co...

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