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Warren County Veteran Recalls World War II

Posted November 12, 2007 9:19 p.m. EST

— The Department of Veterans Affairs estimates there are about 3 million veterans from World War II still living in the United States.

If you travel to Warren County, you will find a veteran with plenty of stories left to tell. He can recall the war like it happened yesterday.

“I'm just one of a few left,” World War II Veteran Gordon Hull said.

Hull enlisted in the army in 1939 at the age of 18.

Hull, 86, still remembers the day in 1940 when his unit mobilized. He said he still has painful memories of battle.

“A bomb landed close by and killed two guys, one on each side of me and blood all over me. I was very fortunate that I did not get a scratch,” Hull said.

Even after all these years, Hull said he still feels a connection to troops serving today.

“To realize the passion that they have for what they had to do, what they had to go through, even though they didn't have the modern weaponry systems now,” Veterans Affairs Officer James Holloway said.

Hull said he looks forward every year to honoring veterans. Most of his fellow soldiers have passed away, but he said he will always have his memories.

Hull said he wants to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery when his time on earth comes to an end.