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File photo/The Herald-Dispatch "They told us if our chutes didn't open, we could take it down to the man in the truck and he would give us a new one; no one ever took him up on it," Eugene Cornett says lightheartedly as he reminisces about combat duty during World War II in June 2001.

Gallery: Memories of World War II

Jan. 07, 2009 @ 01:44 PM

The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, ushered the United States into World War II on Dec. 7, 1941. It changed the lives of millions of Americans who put on their country's uniform and went into battle.

Would you like to add a photo of you World War II veteran to this gallery? E-mail it to online editor Andrea Copley-Smith.