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Voices of D-Day
William Jennings Arnett
Arnett enlisted prior to Pearl Harbor, and would serve in the Army for more than five years. Serving with an anti-tank armored unit, he was part of the second wave to come ashore at Utah Beach. Unharmed on D-Day, Arnett was wounded later in the Normandy campaign and received the Purple Heart.
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