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Pfc. Keith Jones fought in ‘Battle of Bulge’ as 3rd Army’s advance across Europe

In U. S. Army, World War II on July 30, 2014 at 1:38 am
Pfc. Keith Jones is pictured in front of his parents' home in Endeavor, Wis. He was 18-years-old and waiting to be shipped to Europe as part of Gen. George Patton's 3rd Army. Photo provided

Pfc. Keith Jones is pictured in front of his parents’ home in Endeavor, Wis. He was 18-years-old and waiting to be shipped to Europe as part of Gen. George Patton’s 3rd Army. Photo provided

Keith Jones was too skinny to get in the Navy in 1942, but the Army took him anyway despite his lack of weight. He became a member of the 87th Infantry Division, part of Gen. George Patton’s 3rd Army in Europe during the Second World War.

Sgt. Rudy Raymond of Bay Isles Estates fought in Battle of Okinawa during WW II

In U.S. Marine Corps, World War II on July 29, 2014 at 1:38 am
When this photo was taken Marine Pvt. Rudy Raymond had just gotten out of boot camp at Parris Island, N.C. in 1943. He was 18 years old and on his way to the Pacific to fight the Japanese. Photo provided

When this photo was taken Marine Pvt. Rudy Raymond had just gotten out of boot camp at Parris Island, N.C. in 1943. He was 18 years old and on his way to the Pacific to fight the Japanese. Photo provided

Sgt. Rudy Raymond of Bay Lake Estates mobile home park in Nokomis, Fla. arrived just in time to take part in the biggest battle in the Pacific Theatre during World War II–Okinawa. He was a member of the Second Marine Wing, Air Squadron 8.

Cpl. Don Schmitt served in 47th Combat Engineers on Okinawa during WW II

In U. S. Army, World War II on July 25, 2014 at 1:38 am
 Pfc. Don Schmitt was 18 years old and just out of boot camp when this picture was taken in 1945. Photo provided

Pfc. Don Schmitt was 18 years old and just out of boot camp when this picture was taken in 1945. Photo provided

Don Schmitt of Maple Leaf Estates, Port Charlotte, Fla. was trained as a combat engineer and sent to Okinawa during the final days of World War II. He was a corporal who served with the Army’s 47th Engineers in the Pacific at the close of the war.

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