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Curtis Banker | Reconnaissance Platoon, Headquarters and Service Company, 73rd Tank Battalion - Army

4:36   |   After the war in the Pacific, Curtis banker got married but the Army still beckoned and he reenlisted in 1947. After a year of driving a target tank on the Fort Benning firing range, he got orders to ship out to Korea, where a desperate force was clinging to a perimeter around Pusan.

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  • Curtis Banker's Military Memories  |  WWII  |  Army  |  Download PDF

    Curtis Banker shares his memories of growing up in rural NY during the depression, being in the Army during WWII (43rd Infantry Division, Pacific Theater), the Korean War (73rd Heavy Tank Battalion), and spending the Cold War in Germany, and the many lif

  • Curtis Banker's Military Memories  |  Korea  |  Army  |  Download PDF

    Curtis Banker shares his memories of growing up in rural NY during the depression, being in the Army during WWII (43rd Infantry Division, Pacific Theater), the Korean War (73rd Heavy Tank Battalion), and spending the Cold War in Germany, and the many lif

  • Curtis Banker's Military Memories  |  Cold War  |  Army  |  Download PDF

    Curtis Banker shares his memories of growing up in rural NY during the depression, being in the Army during WWII (43rd Infantry Division, Pacific Theater), the Korean War (73rd Heavy Tank Battalion), and spending the Cold War in Germany, and the many lif

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