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World War II

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Remembering

World War II

One Soldier's Story

Wesley Notgrass was born in 1915 and grew up in Columbia, Tennessee. He joined the United States Army in 1941 and served for four years in the United States and Europe during World War II.

Based on his grandfather's recollections and wearing his grandfather's uniform, John Notgrass steps into character to share Wesley's life story in a first-person narrative, from growing up in the 1920s and 30s through his experiences during the war. This one-hour presentation is illustrated with photographs from Wesley's collection.

If your civic group, church, or other organization in the greater St. Louis area would like to host a program, please call or text 636-336-2521 or email John.

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The background photo at the top shows Wesley Notgrass in 1945 receiving the Bronze Star from General Courtney Hodges while in Germany. Immediately above on the left is Wesley Notgrass. On the right is his grandson John Notgrass.