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By Larry Nelson
For The Sun-Telegraph 

Veteran's History Project - Alvin H. Bruns


Alvin H. Bruns


U.S. Army Air Force

U.S. Army

1943 – 1946

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 Alvin H. Bruns first appeared in the Sun-Telegraph on June 9, 2012.

Between late 1941 and 1946, the Department of Defense was in quite a situation. There was so much going on with fighting the German war machine and stopping the spreading Japanese imperialism.

Early, we didn't have enough equipment to carry the fight to the enem...

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