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Veteran's History Project - Clark E. Wicks


Clark E. Wicks


U.S. Army Air Corps


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.

Clark Wicks was barely 16 years old when World War II began. Much before that, he was helping work the family farm near Colome, S.D.

He knew first-hand about the long hours, the hard physical labor, the dust constantly blowing and the John Deere General Purpose tractor's exhaust system that seemed to blow into...

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