Reinholt E. Bitz tells his Story

On Pearl Harbor Day, I was only 19 years of age. I had to register for the draft when I was 20 years old. I went out to Bremerton, Washington and worked in the Navy yards for about 7 or 8 months. It was good experience and soon made a believer out of me that I didn't want anything to do with the Navy. We had to work on some of the battleships that survived Pearl Harbor and also had some destroyers and other ships that came in from the Aleutian Islands. There were still bodies trapped in the holes of those ships. I guess war is hell if you get hit.

I was 20 years old on October the 3rd, 1942 an...

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