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COMBAT STORIES FROM World War II

Bob Spooner | 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division - Army

5:35   |   After being drafted in 1942, Bob Spooner went to basic training at Fort McClellan in Alabama. The men from up north were having a tough time of it in that hot Alabama sun, he recalls. After a queasy voyage with terrible food, he underwent a long period of training in England, preparing for the big invasion.

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