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"...your chances were getting slimmer all the time..."

   William Jennings Arnett
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William Arnett
War: World War, 1939-1945
Branch: Army
Unit: 818th Tank Destroyer Battalion, 5th Infantry Division and 26th Infantry Division
Service Location: Texas; Normandy, France; Germany; European Theater
Rank: Sergeant
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In a touching interview with his niece, Elizabeth Johnson, William J. Arnett chronicles his experience fighting in tank destroyers, going onto Normandy Beach, and crossing the Rhine on pontoon bridges. His comments on the debilitating effect of war on any soldier ring loudly.

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