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John A Borba of Crows Landing, far better known as Buddy, is residing at Frankfurt Germany these days serving with a medical general dispensary. After crossing the Atlantic he landed in France and traveled to Bramburg There he enlisted in the 508th Parachute Jump School only to find that most of the jumping was leaping up for guard duty So he sought and obtained a transfer to the medics He has done a bit of sightseeing finding most every place blown to pieces.

[The West Side Index, Newman, CA, 13 Jun 1946, Thu, Page 7]

[courtesy of Christie Turner]

Grave marker for John A. Borba in Plot G1, L8, B14, CA, Hills Ferry Cemetery, Newman (Stanislaus county), California.


John registered for the draft in Turlock, CA on 3 August 1944 and was inducted into the Army on 28 July 1945.

John served as a medic in the 508th during the period of 1945-46.

He re-enlisted on 30 January 1946 and was discharged at Fort Ord, CA on 22 January 1947.

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