Preserving The Oral HistorIES of Combat Veterans


Bill Gessner | 1st Battalion, 9th Marines (Attached) - Navy

6:04   |   After an idyllic youth growing up fishing, swimming and boating, Bill Gessner had a rude awakening when his first job out of high school was in a hot, miserable factory. A few weeks of that and he began talking to a Navy recruiter. At eighteen, he signed up and was singled out for his test scores and it was suggested he be either a Yeoman or a Corpsman.

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