David Penrod Interview for the Veterans' Voices Project
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David Penrod (DOB: June 22, 1925) enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1943. He attended Communication School at Camp Pendleton to be a cryptographer. After his job was eliminated by Navajo Code Talkers, Penrod became a rifleman. He served during World War II and fought in the Battle of Iwo Jima. His troop landed in Japan to make the initial assault prior to the atomic bombs being dropped in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. He witness the aftermath of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima. Penrod attended the University of Dayton on the GI Bill and received a PhD in Economics.
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