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Jim Burman

In Honor of those who serve - Jim Burman

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Jim Burman served in both Okinawa and the Philippines during World War II. He was a gunner on a 50-caliber turret gun in the 284th AAA Gun Battalion.

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He volunteered.

"I was one of the last ones that got in," said Burman, now 84. "There was no work at the time and I had just recently gotten married. I thought I might as well volunteer to get money to live on."

The war changed him, even though he said his time overseas was "more or less routine."

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