Eugene Vielkanowitz along with many other Americans joined the Army in World War
He enlisted on November 27, 1942 with the enlistment being described as “...for duration
of War plus six months.”
He was described as “Single without dependents” and being 67 inches in height and
134 pounds in weight.
He went through a bunch of Army training and emerged as a 2nd Lieutenant in the engineers.
By September, 1943, he had married Muriel. (Lynn was born in November, 1944.)
Captain Jack Gunion
Much of the work of the engineers was rebuilding bridges which had been destroyed
by the retreating Germans