Meet Herk Bouris, Army Veteran
Herk served for 18 months in the Army at Okinawa at the end of WWII. He was responsible for building housing for military families that were stationed there and taking Japanese people out of caves and sending them home.
Herk has always said serving his country was one of the best things he ever did, as he met men from all over the US. He chuckled because it seemed a lot of men from New York didn't know how to drive. Of course, the Army needed those farm boys in the motor pool for their skills in mechanics!
When Herk's high school class of 1946 graduated, the draft was still in place but most of them decided to join up anyway, according to his wife Betty.
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