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Monday, March 7, 2011

Bill Sheldons Story. first of old blog

This is Bill Sheldon's story, not mine. Bill can't tell it because he died. I, Doyal Gudgel am the husband of Kathleen Brown Gudgel who is the cousin of Virginia Sheldon Bill wife. Bill volunteered for service the day after the Pearl Harbor attack with a number of other patriotic Americans in the small town of Cottage Grove,Oregon. I was assigned to the Third Division at the end of the war as a replacement for the long time soldiers who had the points to get out first after the war, I spent the last couple months of the war in replacement depots derisively called Repple Depple Commandos although we had no decision in the matter of where we were to serve of course. 

To see some paintings by a German artist look over on the right side near the top and click on the pages link for water colors. The only paintings of the war by a German that I know of. 

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