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George Boyd - World War II

George Boyd was seven years old when Pearl Harbor was bombed on December 7, 1941. Boyd recounts the war experience from a child's perspective. He recalls the rationing of items such as gasoline, meat, sugar, and tires and the war efforts of his community including the donation of scrap metals, buying war bonds, and growing victory gardens.

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Picture of Robert G. Harney, George Boyd’s brother-in-law, which appeared in the newspaper when Harney won a Silver Star. Harney served under General Patton.

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The jeep that Robert G. Harney drove for General Patton is exhibited.

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John Rains Jr. poses for his formal military portrait in November 1943. Rains is the uncle of Nancy.

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Paul, another uncle of Nancy, at ROTC in 1936. Paul served in Pearl Harbor.

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1936

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