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COMBAT STORIES FROM World War II

Howard Margol | Battery B, 392nd Field Artillery Battalion, 42nd Infantry Division - Army

4:33   |   Some of the medals given out after victory in Europe seemed random to Howard Margol. A sergeant from his unit received a Silver Star for wiping out a machine gun nest, but he'd never encountered a machine gun nest during the war. At least it gave him what everyone wanted at the end of the war, points. When he got home, what Howard wanted was coffee.

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