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By Larry Nelson
For The Sun-Telegraph 

Veteran's History Project - Richard F. Ament


Richard F. Ament

Machinist Mate 2nd Class

U.S. Navy

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.

Richard "Dick" Ament was on the verge of high school graduation in Marcus, Iowa.

He knew the country was at war in several different parts of the world. He also knew that once he left school, the Selective Service System could quickly snatch him up.

He had three uncles who served in the U.S. Navy so...

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