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By M. Timothy Nolting
For The Sun-Telegraph 

Veteran's History Project - William H. Behrends


William H. Behrends

Corporal, U.S. Army

World War II

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.

In his book "Brave Men," famous war correspondent Ernie Pyle wrote that, "the front line soldier lived for months like an animal and was a veteran in the cruel, fierce world of death. Everything was abnormal and unstable in his life. He was filthy dirty, ate if and when, and slept on hard ground without cover. ....

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