Veteran's History Project: Paul R. Kniss
Paul R. Kniss
Seaman, U.S. Navy
U.S. Air Force
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.
In 1943, Paul Kniss was 16 years old. In the Monmouth, Ill., area, he was a "frequent flyer" at all the military recruiting offices.
But, his country was at war and he wanted in the fight. He was afraid the war was going to end before he got in. He changed the dates in the family Bible so he would be ol...