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

6:12   |   Standing in formation, having finished basic training, Arnold Mathias heard the Sergeant bellow, "Anybody here know anything about a foreign language?" Before long he was immersed in the Chinese language. Then, just as abruptly, he was immersed in a tank.

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