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Paul Getto enlisted in the Army (Air Force) in 1942 and served until 1946. He worked as a dentist in Alabama. Apparently, he did not serve overseas. Interviewed by Pattie Johnston on Aug 31, 2006, Getto talked about military experiences in the Second World War. He was born in Jeannette, Pennsylvania, October 1, 1917 and graduated from high school there. He came to Kansas University to college because his brother Mike was an assistant football coach at KU in 1935. After college he attended Kansas City Western Dental School (now part of the University of Missouri). He married his wife Winnifred in 1942. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Watkins Community Museum of History (Lawrence) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.

Creator: Getto, Paul
Date: August 31, 2006

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Item Number: 218560
Call Number: World War II Oral Histories Project
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 218560

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