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Each individual in the US used to be touched by means of the occasions of worldwide battle II. 16 million american citizens served their kingdom in each nook of the globe. this can be the tale of a gaggle of fellows who went off to warfare. they're all from one city, Stamford, CT, yet their tales are common. writer Tony Pavia has interviewed veterans from Stamford, hearing their own tales in addition to tales from these family whom the veterans left in the back of.
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An American Town Goes to War by Tony Pavia