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Pat DeRosa - U.S. Army 1943-46

Pat DeRosa served in the U.S. Army Band entertaining troops across the United States durring WWII. After the war Pat attended music school on the G.I. Bill and worked as a professional musician and teacher. Pat played with the legendary John Coltrane as well as leading his own orchestra. In 1969 Pat played at President Richard Nixon first inaugural ball.

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Harold Granitur - U.S. Army 1943-45

Harold "Granny" Granitur was born in Newark NJ in 1925. Harold was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1943 and originally served with the 90th Infantry Division of the 1st Army. He landed in France on June 8, 1944 (D-Day +2) and eventually was transferred to General Patton's 3rd Army to support the Battle of the Bulge.
This video was produced by The Rowlinson Multimedia Group, VERO BEACH, FL.

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Jim Cady - U.S. Army Air Corps WWII

Jim Cady served as a bombardier with the U.S. Army Air Corps 449th Air Group during WWII. Jim was drafted into the Army in 1941 just three weeks prior to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec 7, 1941. Jim flew 21 missions in Italy before being transferred to the 8th Air Force in England as support for the D-Day Invasion. Jim Cady was born in Peoria, Illinois on October 5th, 1917.

This video was produced by The Rowlinson Multimedia Group, VERO BEACH, FL.

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Frazer Dougherty - Pilot 345th Bomb Group

Frazer Dougherty joined the National Guard in the summer of 1940. When World War II was declared, Frazer transferred to the Army Air Corps where he was trained as a pilot and served in the 345th Bomb Group as First Pilot and survived sixty-three missions. Frazer went on to become the personal aid and pilot for Commanding General of the First Air Force, Frank O’Driscoll Hunter and retained this position through the end of the war.

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