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Alton Cadenhead: "All I wanted to do was qualify."

Alton Cadenhead recalls his training on the rifle range during World War II.

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Alton Cadenhead: "The most beautiful colors"

Alton Cadenhead recalls arriving in San Francisco during victory celebrations at the end of the war.

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Alton Cadenhead: Switching Schools

Alton Cadenhead remembers going to school in another county when the local school system ran out of money during the Great Depression.

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Alton Cadenhead: Taking the Beach

Alton Cadenhead describes the difficult process of taking the beach during the Battle of Guam in World War II.

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Alton Cadenhead: Boot Camp

Alton Cadenhead describes the shock of arriving at boot camp and subsequent training on Parris Island in South Carolina.

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Alton Cadenhead: The Battle of Iwo Jima

Alton Cadenhead describes preparing for the Battle of Iwo Jima during World War II.

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Alton Cadenhead: His Future Wife

Alton Cadenhead describes how he met his wife, Ila Walls, at his first job.

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Alton Cadenhead: FDR

Alton Cadenhead recalls meeting President Franklin Roosevelt in Georgia in the 1930s.

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Alton Cadenhead: The Night Before an Attack

Alton Cadenhead describes events that took place on board ship the night before invasions of Guam and Iwo Jima.

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Alton Cadenhead: Ten Day Furlough

Alton Cadenhead describes a brief furlough he received before entering combat in World War II.

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Alton Cadenhead: The Drill Instructor

Alton Cadenhead remembers a reunion in the Pacific with his drill instructor from boot camp.

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Alton Cadenhead: FDR's Death

Alton Cadenhead remembers where he was when he heard that President Franklin Roosevelt had died.

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Alton Cadenhead: The Battle of Guam

Alton Cadenhead describes how plans for retaking of the island of Guam changed in the midst of battle.

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Alton Cadenhead: His Friend's Death

Alton Cadenhead remembers losing his closest friend in battle during the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II.

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Alton Cadenhead: "My mountain became a hill."

Alton Cadenhead describes the difficulties of returning to civillin life after World War II.

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Alton Cadenhead: The Marine Corps

Alton Cadenhead describes his reasons for enlisting in the Marine Corps during World War II.

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