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After he received his diploma - the reward for surviving six years at Latin - Mr. Seevak continued his studies at the University of Illinois. When he entered, returning veterans swelled enrollment to more than double its usual level. As a freshman, Mr. Seevak bunked with dozens of other students in the skating rink, which was temporarily converted to accommodate the returning GIs and other students. Most of his friends at college were veterans, and he remembers the war stories they told and how several had been traumatized by their powerful experiences.

 

 

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