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George Ciampa wanted to be a military pilot but instead he was assigned to the U.S. Army's 607th Graves Registration Company, which was responsible for retrieving fallen service members and finding temporary resting place for Americans, allies, and even enemies as the battles of World War II unfolded.

Ciampa shares why he got sent to Europe sooner than he expected, takes into the work of identifying and caring for the fallen, and what it was like to serve in the midst of the invasion of Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge.

Don't miss this engaging visit with World War II veteran George Ciampa, who still shares his story with students about how he personally witnessed "the high price of freedom."
George Ciampa wanted to be a military pilot but instead he was assigned to the U.S. Army's 607th Graves Registration Company, which was responsible for retrieving fallen service members and finding temporary resting place for Americans, allies, and even enemies as the battles of World War II unfolded. Ciampa shares why he got sent to Europe sooner than he expected, takes into the work of identifying and caring for the fallen, and what it was like to serve in the midst of the invasion of Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge. Don't miss this engaging visit with World War II veteran George Ciampa, who still shares his story with students about how he personally witnessed "the high price of freedom." read more read less

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