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"You Don't Have Fear": Veterans Remember WWII and Korean Wars

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Flags up and down the street remind us of those who have served and those who did not make it back. Those who went to war remember the time they spent serving everyone back home.

"When I went in I went through Japan and we went in to Korea and the trip going up there was very scary," says veteran George Kuchynski.

He was drafted at 20 years old, and spent nearly two years fighting in the Korean War. "My job was being the radio operator and they needed many of them so I was kinda shuffled around for the first month until I finally found the spot where they kept me there."

Orn Hier was also twenty years old when he was drafted. He fought in Europe during the Battle of the Bulge, the bloodiest battle during world war two.

"That was an experience that I never thought I'd ever have," remembers Hier. "You were young and you could make yourself do anything almost. You don't have fear, only at the times when you're really in it and it brings back memories."

His unit was the first to enter Germany at Eft. And he remembers those days clearly.

"That night the Germans threw everything at us in the air and that was like if you have ever been to Disney world down in Florida on a Friday night. When they throw up the fireworks, planes couldn't fly beyond 8,000 feet at the time so they were all low flying fighter planes and the sky was just full. It was really something that will stay with me forever."

Hier says the best part was when he was finally able to come home.

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