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

8:56   |   When he was sent to work as a pharmacist in the airbase at Lake Charles, LA, Martinez learned very quickly that his 18 years of schooling would come in handy. Immediately, he was placed above average in his class, which gave him an advantage when he went through training at OCS. After he completed his training, he went back to his hometown of New Orleans to work in a nearby hospital. (This interview made possible with the support of HELEN & ED BUDNY.)

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