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Irving Greger, of Plainview, a replacement soldier

Often rushed to the front lines with no combat experience to take the place of the war's dead or wounded, World War II's replacement soldiers were considered bad company, men whose green battle skills and lack of combat instincts could get themselves and others killed.

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