By Jesse R.
Grade 6, Arizona

Leo Hoffman was a great soldier who was born in paola,Kansas on August 17,1922. The war started when he was 17 years old. He was in Europe last, and then 2 months later he was MIA (missing in action). When his troops found him they rushed him to the hospital. After they did surgery on him,he came out with a plastic arm. They were going to send him home but he refused to because he felt that he would let his country down if he didn' he stayed in the war till the war ended.

He came home 2 years later from the war. The first thing he did when he got home was tell his children all about his time at war. He had 2 girls and 1 boy. Their names were Susan, Jake and Mary. He asked them how their life was while he was gone. They said everything was rationed, like the food, fuel, motor vehicles and clothing. He also had to put a flag in the window to show they were in they were in the war. The flag looked like it was red with stars on it. The kids had to dimes to school maybe once or twice a week to buy food stamps. The children also had to bring clothes to school to make scarfs and coats. When their books of stamps were full they could buy war bonds, to help fund the war. Everyone had to grow gigantic gardens for food, because you couldn't buy a lot of things, because of rationing.

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