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COMBAT STORIES FROM World War II

Ben Martinez | 2nd Battalion Aid Station, 351st Infantry Regiment, 88th Infantry Division

6:14   |   Ben Martinez grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana. He originally enlisted for the US Army Air Corps, but before that he attended pharmacy school. Being very skillful in the medical field, and having failed his Air Corps physical, he instead went on to become a medic for the Army. During his entire time serving he never fired a single weapon, he only evacuated and patched up his fellow men.

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