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Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command and Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center

Jul 30, 2008

Marines line up to shake the hand of Ivan Glen Speer, an Army veteran who served during World War II at Phelps dining facility Wednesday. Speer was one of the first 18-year-olds to be drafted to go to war. By the time he hit Omaha Beach, Normandy, France, he was 19 years old, and in charge of a M4 18-ton high-speed tractor, which he named “Hitler’s Crawlin’ Coffin”.

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