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100-year-old Army veteran recalls fighting on Hacksaw Ridge, getting shot twice on Okinawa | Military Times

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James Chapman dropped out of high school to join the Army during World War II. He served in the infantry in the South Pacific and later earned two Purple Hearts as a staff sergeant. Chapman received the first one after being shot in the shoulder, and the second after being blown out of a hole with an artillery shell. His unit also fought on Hacksaw Ridge. “What all I saw was pretty rough. Okinawa was something else. They say it was one of the bloodiest islands in World War II.”

Source: https://www.militarytimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2021/02/01/100-year-old-army-veteran-recalls-fighting-on-hacksaw-ridge-getting-shot-twice-on-okinawa/

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