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World War II Veteran: Wilbur Tiffany

posted on September 20, 2007 at 2:42 PM

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Wilbur Tiffany bought a car for $35 in 1942 and drove home to Independence, Iowa to enlist in the paratroopers. He ended up a sergeant with a heavy weapons platoon.

Wilbur also tells us about Sylvan Van Gobes. He was a Belgian and also a Jew. His parents were afraid that he would be put into the German army. So, he came into the United States and joined the American army.


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