Army & Navy - DEMOBILIZATION: Tough All Over

Like any U.S. family with a loved one in service, the Joseph Riedwigs of Monroe, Wis. wanted their Mickey home. He had been mustered into the Army in 1943, had well over two years of conscientious service to his country, enough for 32 discharge points, although he never got overseas. The Riedwigs wrote to the War Department, but to no purpose.

The matter went to Wisconsin's Congressman Lawrence Smith. Still no luck—Mickey had served so well at training centers that the War Department considered him "essential" to the 49th Infantry Scout Dog...

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