Veteran's History Project: Verlin E. Bruns
Verlin E. Bruns
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.
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