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Veteran's History Project - James L. Schilling


James L. Schilling

Staff Sergeant

U.S. Army



EDITOR'S NOTE: Veteran's History Project author Larry Nelson is taking a few weeks off. During that time, we'll re-run previously published features about local veterans. The following story about James L. Schilling first appeared in the Sun-Telegraph on May 26, 2012.

Jim Schilling knew he was going to be drafted in early 1964. In Sidney, he prepared for it by putting his car in storage, leaving his job, saying goodbye, and steeling himself for what lie ahead.

Well, the government didn't quite have its ducks in a row and had...

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