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Veteran's History Project - James Detrick


James Detrick

2nd Class Petty Officer

U.S. Navy


Editor's Note: This story is one of many American Veteran accounts published in The Sidney Sun-Telegraph. The writer, who is from Potter, is conducting the interviews as part of the Library of Congress' Veterans History Project.

James A. Detrick enlisted in the U.S. Navy in April 1950 at Cheyenne, Wyo. He selected to serve in the Navy because he wanted something different from what he had. He wanted to be a Sea-bee, but served on a ship instead.

He went to San Diego for boot camp. He recalled that going into boot camp was very diff...

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