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Clayton Byrd | 302nd Infantry Regiment, 94th Infantry Division - Army

5:43   |   When he was drafted, Clayton Byrd was selected for the Army Specialized Training Program, which meant that he could study for an engineering degree after basic training. It didn't last long as the manpower requirements in Europe caused the Army to take all those students and put them in the infantry.

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