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By Larry Nelson
For The Sun-Telegraph 

Veteran's History Project - John D. Shaffner


John D. Shaffner

Lance Corporal

U.S. Marine 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.

At 18, John Shaffner joined the United States Marine Corps. It was an easy decision for him, but one that probably caused some consternation in his family.

On his father's side, there were many, including his father, who had served their country – they were mostly in the Marines and Navy. His mother's...

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