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Veterans History Project

Veral N. Smedley, 1st Class Petty Officer, Radio technician, US Navy, World War II


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.

A father’s advice is often very useful and timely. Veral Smedley (Smed) was a twenty year old man, working construction jobs in Utah. In the World War II time line, his life is going well. He’s making money, has a roof over his head, there aren’t many fast food places so he eats well too.

His father, a rancher in SE Idaho, contacted his so...

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