neurontin mgus Manuel Verdugo Mendoza was born on June 15, 1922 in Miami, Arizona. He was working as a farmhand when he was drafted into the United States Army at age 20 on November 21, 1942. After basic training, Mendoza was assigned to the brand-new 88th Infantry Division, the first Army division to be formed primarily from draftees.
Robert E. Roeder was born on July 25, 1917 in Summit Station, Pennsylvania. He lived his entire childhood there, graduating from Schuylkill Haven High School in 1935, prior to his enlistment in the United States Army in 1936. Roeder was stationed in Hawaii and was present when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Charles William Shea was born in New York City on August 24, 1921. He grew up in the Bronx, and was known as “Red” from his red hair. According to his enlistment record he had completed three years of high school, and was employed as a “unskilled oiler of machinery” when he was drafted into the United States Army for World War II service on July 7, 1942, slightly more than a month before his 21st birthday.
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