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During World War II, Bryant College created the Bryant Service Club, which sent tens of thousands of packages and letters to Bryant alumni and students who served in military units both at home and abroad. Although the Bryant Service Club tried to reach out to its alumni spread across “far flung fronts,” it was unable to reach every one. For different reasons, Thomas Duxbury, a Navy seaman stationed in the Pacific, and George Sutcliffe, a United States Army Air Force fighter pilot, stationed in England, Belgium, France, and Belgium, did not receive packages or letters from the Bryant Service Club. However, they are forever linked by their Bryant connection. In addition, their extensive wartime travels, both within the United States and abroad, are examples of how America was a nation on the move and in great turmoil during World War II.

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