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By Ike  B.
Grade 5, North Carolina

My grandfather was drafted in 1945 at the end of WWII. He was 18 years old. He went to Fort Bragg for his physical and was bused to Camp Polk,Louisiana for basic training for six weeks.He took a train to fort Beal in Oakland California,then on to San Franisco.He took a ship for thirty days to Manila, Philippines where he stayed for thirteen month. During this time he met his best friend Bob Boamus from New York. His saddest memory of the war was losing touch with Bob.


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