This Veteran’s Heartbreaking WW II Story Reveals the Reality of War

This WW II story needs to be heard. Navy Corpsman Harry “Robben” Ledeker shares his memories of Pearl Harbor, his service on Guadalcanal, and the moments that stick with him today. While most 18-year-olds are looking at the wide world ahead of them, Ledeker went straight from high school to the war.

Although he saw many things overseas, it was a connection to home that left the biggest impact on him. It was also this connection that would ultimately reflect the true tragedy of war and what is sacrificed. Watch the video below to hear this important WW II story from a man who lived it.

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While stories like this are hard to hear, they are important. We believe in honoring the sacrifices of all who served. That’s why we’re working to pass the bill we call The Greatest Generation Benefits Act. We will continue to share stories highlighting the experiences of those who served in WW2 and Korea. To make sure you get our latest updates, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.