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William Dixon recaps his time working in an infectious disease unit in Vietnam.

Nov 11, 2014 3:47 PM

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MANCHESTER - William Dixon from Manchester went through some tough and gruesome conditions in his efforts to fight for our freedom.

"There head's would be bleeding from itching and scratching, and so we taught them how to use soap and water," Dixon said, describing his time working in the infectious disease unit overseas.

Dixon served in the Vietnam and the Korean Wars. He was only 17 when he first enlisted.

"Fortunately, I did not lose any close friends and was stationed on Governor's Island in New York. I was able to have my family, at the time, close by," Dixon said.

When Dixon was discharged from the army, he settled in Manchester where he now lives with his wife. Today, he brought his grandchildren to the annual parade in the Queen City.

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