By Larry Nelson
For The Sun-Telegraph 

Veteran's History Project - Dean J. Hecker


Dean J. Hecker

First Sergeant, U.S. Army (retired)

July 1942 to January 1946

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.

The 80th Infantry Division was first organized for duty in World War I. During that war, the 80th Division was a factor in the French sector and did significant work.

This was a Division of "Unique Distinction" – never having failed to gain it's objective. It was ranked first of all na...

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