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The discipline in the Marine Corps helped to make DeenÂ’s life successful. He is glad that he went through it and the friendships he has maintained over the years have been well worth it. He was able to go to many First Marine Division reunions. Deen likes to tell people that he is no hero, but a survivor. World War II got America out of the Depression.Looking back Deen believes it was quite remarkable that people bonded together. His wife rolled bandages when she was in high school. World War II propelled America onto the world stage. He believes that America saved Europe. He is delighted that there is a National World War II Museum. Deen believes that it is incredibly important for people to care for the past.
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