A Veteran's Voice: WWII vet Jim

Bakersfield, Calif. - Jim Wilson is 95 years old and still remembers his experience with World War II. He enlisted in the army at age 18 in 1940. 

A year and a half into his service, he was blown out of a foxhole in Germany. He was then taken prisoner, where he remained for three and a half years.

After he was saved, he was medically discharged, ending his life-long dream.

To this day, he still has flashbacks, sometimes keeping him awake at night.

"The things I saw you never lose them. You never do. You don’t talk about it but you never lose it," said Wilson.

If you know a Kern County Veteran who should be featured on A Veteran's Voice, you can contact Leah Pezzetti at Leah.Pezzetti@KERO.com.

 

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