Americans in Wartime Experience

Junior Kirkbride

World War II

Junior Kirkbride served in the Untied States Marine Corps during World War II.  He was with the USMC 1st Combat Engineer Battalion and fought in Guadalcanal, Peleliu and Cape Gloucester. He was wounded and received the Purple Heart.

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The Americans in Wartime Experience explores the impact of war and conflict on America since WWI. It honors those who served in the military and on the home front and highlights the values they demonstrated in serving – duty, honor, and courage. It examines how periods of conflict have profoundly shaped American society. It educates visitors about the costs of war, both on a personal and social level. It challenges visitors to remember the service and sacrifices made by their fellow citizens to preserve and defend our freedoms. LEARN MORE

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