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Fred S. Wood of Chesapeake, Ohio, survived four months of heavy combat in Italy in 1944. Wood was awarded two Purple Hearts and Bronze Star for meritorious achievement in ground combat during World War II. He is shown here in November 1999.
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.