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Disarming bombs on the frontlines

“When you pick a bomb up you never know if it will go off, because it’s already armed,” said Don, who removed and disarmed faulty shells during the Korean War.
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In the medical corps

At the height of WWII, 18-year-old Andy Ambrosi joined the military medical corps in search of adventure.
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Conscripted

Conscripted into the Italian army at 19, Alfredo was shot twice and spent over a year as a prisoner of war — how did he survive? Read to find out!
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Mechanic on the canal

A certified craftsman, George helped guard the Suez Canal against invasion and served 10 years in the military.
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Always check the landing gear

As a mechanic in the air force, Carl had to go up on test flights every few months. At the time, mechanics never tested the planes they worked on. It was fine, until the landing gear didn’t work.
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Firewoman

When a bomb dropped in England, Joan wasn’t far behind it. Racing out on the back of a military jeep with her crew, Joan said the life of a military firefighter in WWII was filled with excitement.
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77 years with a metal heart

Seventy-seven years after he was shot in 1943, there’s still shrapnel in Frank’s chest they weren’t able to remove.
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The Survivor

Prayer beads blessed by the Pope, seven bullet wounds, and one doctor changed everything for this WWII veteran.
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A great love story: The Kleinbergs

The Kleinbergs met shortly after the British Army liberated the infamous Nazi death camp Bergen-Belsen. Nancy saved Howard’s life. Then, they lost contact. How were they reunited? Read to find out.

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