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By Larry Nelson
For The Sun-Telegraph 

Veteran's History Project - Jack R. Knicely


Jack R. Knicely

Lieutenant Colonel

U.S. Air Force /

U.S. Air Force Reserve

1942-1945 /


EDITOR'S NOTE: This story is one of many American Veteran accounts published in The Sidney Sun-Telegraph. The writer, who is from Sidney, is conducting the interviews as part of the Library of Congress' Veterans History Project.

It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon in December in Lincoln. Jack Knicely was a student at the University there.

An announcement had come out over the radio that Pearl Harbor had been attacked. Everything changed.

To say that the American people were "highly agitated"...

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