By Kay S. Pedrotti
U.S. Army veteran Virgil Pinnell of Barnesville tells many different stories from his World War II experiences, displaying a remarkable memory for a 93-year-old. He can actually remember where he was during his three years of Army service, and he was in many places.
Drafted in 1942 and sent to Fort Riley, Kansas, an “old Cavalry post” where such lights as Gen. George Patton had trained, he thought he might become part of the tanks-and-trucks units that replaced Army horses.
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