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Had to share this incredible story. Pictured is Yang Kyoungjong, being processed by U.S. troops following his capture at Normandy in June, 1944.
A Korean, he was drafted into the Japanese army. He was then captured by the Soviets in 1939 and, following a stint in one of their labor camps, pressed into the Red Army to fight the Nazis. Then he was captured in 1943 by the Wermacht in the 3rd Battle of Kharkov. He was eventually pressed into serving in the Wermacht, and then captured by us in the D-day campaign. We thought about handing him over to the Japanese so that the whole circle could begin anew (OK, just kidding about that part), but it really gives you pause the next time you think you've had a rough couple of years...
 

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Don't resist - reenlist. Challenge yourself again! This guy immigrated to the U.S.
 
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