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By Larry Nelson
For The Sun-Telegraph 

Veteran's History Project: James R. Haddix


James R. Haddix

Petty Officer 3rd Class

United States Navy


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.

James "Jim" Haddix grew up in Oshkosh. His father served in the U.S. Marines – and fought on Iwo Jima – and was the Veterans Service Officer there. He had uncles who all served in the "Corps" as well. Jim had tried college for a year. He thought he needed more life experiences and a goal to...

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