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By James Bement

Robert Freese used to be twenty-five while the japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. A month later, he used to be drafted. Following a number of months of educating within the States, Robert shipped out to Australia with the thirty second Infantry department, the 1st US military unit to take the struggle to the japanese. After enjoying baseball for the department and coaching for conflict, Robert used to be transported north to New Guinea with the remainder of the thirty second Infantry department. In November 1942, after enduring a grueling month trip via an unforgiving jungle atmosphere simply to get into place to assault, MacArthur’s forces engaged the japanese on the conflict of Buna, referred to now as “Bloody Buna.” Robert was once within the thick of the motion, because the challenge of his regiment was once to take the 2 eastern airfields imperative to the total operation.

The identify Baseball, conflict, and a Bride: (An Okie in international battle II) comes from Robert’s quest to play expert baseball earlier than international battle II and his position at the thirty second Infantry Division’s group, his function within the conflict of Buna and amphibious operations, and, his romance of Leona Nievar, which ended in their marriage ceremony in November 1944 and, to this point, sixty-five years of marriage.

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