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This study is based on the World War II experiences of Howard Peach, Bryant class of 1942 and founding member of the Bryant Service Club (BSC), a student organization that supported Bryant alumni during the war years. It is based on letters that Peach received and wrote to the BSC during his service with the Army Signal Corps from 1942 until early 1946 as well as oral interviews that the authors conducted at his home in Cape Cod, Massachusetts during 2009. Stationed in Europe during much of the war, Peach participated in the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944, the last major German offensive and one of the bloodiest battles of World War II. After the war, Peach started his own business as a representative for jewelry manufacturers which he ran until his retirement in 1985. He and his wife, Glenna, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in October 2008.

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