Just a Kid from Washington Heights

When the United States entered World War II, the US government turned to ordinary Americans and asked of them extraordinary service, sacrifice and heroism. Sixteen million Americans met those high expectations and following the war returned home to resume civilian life. Their military service records were not widely known outside their families or communities. For many, the war represented the most selfless, noble and dangerous experience of their lives. They were proud of what they had accomplished but rarely discussed their wartime experiences with others. They resumed their routine pre-war jobs or prepared for a new career under the GI Bill and became the kind of people who have always been the foundation of our American way of life.
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    Just a Kid from Washington Heights is 75 minutes in length.

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