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James C. Alvord

U.S. Army 1939–1945

Discusses Mr. Alvord's World War II service as a heavy machine gunner in the 473rd Infantry Regiment in Europe and the Pacific.... more >>


James Sam Agostinelli

U.S. Navy 1942–1947

James "Sam" Agostinelli graduated from Natick High School in 1937 and enlisted in the Navy in 1942 "to see the world." In his six years of servi... more >>


Paul Hasgill

U.S. Army 1942–1945

A grandson of a Civil War veteran, Paul Hasgill was raised in Natick. Drafted in December 1942, Hasgill would serve in the U.S. Army as a radio ... more >>


Vincent Purple "Bill"

U.S. Air Force 1942–1951

Vincent J. “Bill” Purple grew up in Athol, in north central Massachusetts. He joined the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1942, and would learn how to fly... more >>


James Hastings

U.S. Marine Corps 1967–1968

Knowing he would probably be drafted for the Vietnam Conflict, James Hastings nevertheless decided to join the Marine Corps. Training at Parris ... more >>


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