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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.


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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