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Jesse Oxendine | 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division - Army

6:02   |   Jesse Oxendine sailed home on the Queen Mary. He had to wait around a week in New York because his unit was chosen for the victory parade. Word came about the atomic bomb while he was still in Berlin. He is thankful to President Truman that he didn't have to go invade Japan.

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