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Paul Deverick | 3rd Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division - Marines

3;16   |   It was a pleasant surprise. After being relieved on the line in Korea, Paul Deverick was headed home. On the ship, they slept on those great Navy blankets and some of the guys tried to make souvenirs out of them. They didn't get away with it, but they did get discharged early.

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  • Paul Deverick  |  WWII  |  Multiple Units  |  3:43

    When country boy Paul Deverick went to boot camp at Parris Island, he ran rings around the other recruits. This did not endear him to the drill instructors, who tried to put him in his place.

  • Paul Deverick  |  WWII  |  Multiple Units  |  4:24

    After boot camp at Parris Island, Paul Deverick went first to Quantico, where he worked at the Officer Candidates School. His next stop was Cherry Point, where he went to MP school and then served as an MP on base. He had two brothers serving in combat, which kept him out of action in the Pacific.

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