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Perry Rannebarger - World War II
Perry Rannebarger was drafted into the U.S. Army in early 1941, initially serving in the Illinois National Guard. Following Pearl Harbor, he was assigned to 132nd Infantry Regiment and was deployed to the Pacific theater where his unit, now part of the Americal Division, fought in the Guadalcanal Campaign. After that, he had a furlough in the Fiji Islands, where he contracted malaria. He later served briefly in France at the end of the war.