Sixteen million people served in the U.S. military during World War II, and four veterans, of what has been dubbed the “Greatest Generation,” now spend their lunch hour visiting with friends and playing cards at Killeen’s Bob Gilmore Senior Center.
One was a machine gunner, another a typist. Two of them were drafted and the other two volunteered. Despite spending time together, they hadn’t heard each other’s stories about serving in World War II until they participated, alongside veterans of other wars, in a bulletin board that was part of the center’s Veterans Day celebration.
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