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John Roberts

John Roberts

Residence: Overland Park

Branch: U.S. Army

Rank: Infantryman, PFC

Highlight of an experience or memory from WWII:

  • Drafted '43
  • Ft. Meade Oregon
  • Volunteered for 101st airborne after arriving in England
  • Jumped at Market Garden
  • Battle of the Bulge – Bastogne
  • Hospitalized with frozen feet
  • Rejoined out fit in Salzburg, Austria
  • Guard at Dachau
  • Trained for Japan before Japanese surrender