CET History

A Soldier's Story - George E. Eckstein

Special | 18m 49s

George E. Eckstein served valiantly in WWII and won two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Medal, among other awards. His unit, the 112th Calvary received the Presidential Unit Citation Award for their bravery in the jungles of New Guinea and the Philippines. George Eckstein was a BAR, Bronte Automatic Rifle, gun man. Mr. Eckstein never fully recovered from all of his war wounds.

Aired: 08/31/07

Rating: NR

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