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Lee R. Foster

Private First Class · US Army · World War II


Lee R. Foster had obtained a year of college at the University of Nebraska in the early 40s. He recalled that when the bombing at Pearl Harbor was going on, he was waiting tables at the women’s prison.

His brother received a college scholarship the next year so Lee returned to the family farm while the brother took advantage of the scholarship. In the early part of 1943, Lee and his brother knew one of them was going to have to serve in the Armed Forces.

Lee applied for voluntary induction in York. For the physical exam, he had to go to Fort Crook (Nebraska). Directly from passing t...

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