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Basque-American Veterans in WWII

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Re: Basque-American Veterans in WWII

David Lachiondo (View posts)
Posted: 26 Feb 2002 12:25PM GMT
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My father, Julian Lachiondo, fought in the South Pacific as part of the 41st Infantry division. He emigrated to the U.S. in 1931 at the age of 16 and was drafted in 1941 before Pearl Harbor. He was not a U.S. citizen but received his citizenship papers while in combat in New Guinea. He was part of the Hollandia invasion of New Guinea and later fought on the island of Biak. He contracted malaria and was sent home in 1944. He was awarded the Bronze Star for his service in WWII. He attended divisions reunions until his death in 1991.
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Oiarzabal 21 Nov 2001 6:39PM GMT 
David Lachiondo 26 Feb 2002 7:25PM GMT 
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FLoring0424 7 May 2004 2:17AM GMT 
David Lachiondo 7 May 2004 3:41AM GMT 
FLoring0424 7 May 2004 3:54AM GMT 
pjoiarzabal 7 May 2004 3:22PM GMT 
Franki44 7 May 2004 6:11PM GMT 
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Lachiondo 9 May 2004 2:35AM GMT 
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