Ralph Hettick - Episode 1 of 4 - WWII, US Army, 96th Inf Div, Leyte, Okinawa, Series 30
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Welcome to Episode 1 of the 4 part Ralph Hettick series. In Episode 1 we learn about how Ralph entered the US Army and was immediately sent to the west coast for training before shipping out to the Pacific war. On his way he goes through the traditional US Navy “Shellback” hazing ceremony for crossing the equator. 

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