World War II Corpsman Served on Hospital Ship

Paul Bandelier served as a corpsman aboard the USS Relief. In 2022 I’m introducing more World War II veterans to readers with a weekly series of excerpted stories from my books. Let me know what you think about these men and women who served our country from 1941-1945. Did you know them or people like... Continue Reading →

World War II Seaman Faced Death Three Times in the Pacific

Upon being drafted into the U.S. Navy on August 5, 1943, Gareth Wiedekehr of Berne, Indiana, attended boot camp at Great Lakes Naval Station in Illinois. He received training for Morse code at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and graduated as a Radioman 3rd class, equivalent to a sergeant in the Army. At Naval Station... Continue Reading →

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