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Veteran's History Project

Anthony F. Urban, Specialist Four, US Army, 1966-1968 (Vietnam)


June 29, 2017

Larry Nelson for the Western Nebraska Observer

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.

Anthony F. Urban, "Tony", was sworn into the US Army in Sioux Falls, SD. He was among twenty-two young guys from South Dakota who enlisted at that time. The group went to Fort Polk, LA in November of 1966. The winters there are cold and wet.

His Drill Sergeant was SGT McDonald. The SGT was a good trainer and even though the weather was not conduci...

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