Preserving The Oral HistorIES of Combat Veterans

COMBAT STORIES FROM World War II

Leonard Smith | 71st Signal Service Battalion

8:42   |   When he got to postwar Tokyo, the old hands told him he had it made. It was an office job for General MacArthur. They were set up in a building with all amenities and Leonard Smith thought that, for an eighteen year old, he was doing pretty well. All he had to do was follow the General's simple rules. When he found out what he could do with his cigarettes, he quit smoking.

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