Eugene Dettmer Served at Utah Beach

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This summer I’ve interviewed dozens of WWII vets. My goal is to write their stories and publish them in volumes according to where each lives (county).

What a privilege to talk with each of them! They were all humble and still harbor a deep love for this country.

Hopefully, future generations will read these stories and not only know about what happened during WWII from personal recollections, but appreciate what has been done for them in keeping our country free.

This story was published in Ossian Sun Riser. Please leave a note if you know someone who served in WWII, the branch and any thoughts about their service.

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“I saw jeeps that had been blown up,” said Ossian High School graduate Eugene Dettmer. “If I had been on the first wave, I would have been killed.”

 

Dettmer referred to the landing of American soldiers on the…

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