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"The things that you'll have to take care of in the Army are things that you will never see any place else." (Video Interview, 6:52)

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   Herbert Menno Amstutz
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Herbert Amstutz
War: World War, 1939-1945
Branch: Army
Unit: 97th Evacuation Hospital, 1st Army
Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Place of Birth: OH
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At 41, Herbert Amstutz was older than your average enlistee in 1942, but as a practicing physician he had a lot to offer the U.S. Army. He trained at the University of Pennsylvania in surgery on "everything from the neck up." Amstutz became an important member of the medical team that worked in the days after the Normandy invasion to treat soldiers with wounds in the most vulnerable areas of the anatomy. Interviewed at the age of 101, Amstutz displays a remarkable memory for the details of those perilous times.

Interview (Video)
»Interview Highlights  (3 clips)
»Complete Interview  (54 min.)
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»Photocopy of news clipping about Herbert M. Amstutz, from Columbus Dispatch, October 22, 2001.
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