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

7:53   |   After finishing his training at OCS and his work at Laguardia General Hospital, Martinez was shipped overseas to Naples, Italy and was the immediate replacement for one of two doctors within his unit. His first task was to aid in the evacuation of fellow soldiers during combat in Europe.

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