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Edward Layden - World War II
Edward Layden was drafted into the Army in early 1941, but due to an injured shoulder, he was classified as 4F (unfit for service) in November, 1941 and discharged. Instead, Layden returned to his family farm in Hoopeston, Illinois. His family hired German POWs as laborers from the POW camp located nearby.
Edward Layden is interviewed by David Noreen for the WILL AM-FM-TV Central Illinois World War II Stories project in 2007.
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