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COMBAT STORIES FROM World War II

Arnold Mathias | 24th Tank Battalion, 13th Armored Division - Army

7:39   |   The "big government man" told them they had sixty days to clear off their property because the Army was going to build a base there. They didn't want to appear unpatriotic in the wake of Pearl Harbor, so Arnold Mathias and his family looked for new land to ranch and farm. Then he was off to college with empty pockets.

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