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February 3, 2015

Cpl James Arness US Army (1943-1945)

by dianeshort2014

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Cpl James Arness

US Army


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Short Bio: Arness served during World War II with the U.S. 3rd Infantry Division, and was severely wounded during Operation Shingle, at Anzio, Italy, leading to a lifelong slight limp. A rifleman in 2nd Platoon, Company E, 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry, on January 25, 1944, he received his “baptism of fire” when he was almost killed by enemy 20 mm flak wagon fire during a night patrol behind enemy lines.

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