March 17, 2022: This Day in Maney Family History

Picture of John Fox Maney in a foxhole somewhere in Europe during WWII

On this day, March 17, 1943, one week after he was inducted into the army, my dad, John Fox Maney, departed on a train from Van Wert, OH for basic training, first at Camp Perry on Lake Erie and then at Ft. Leonard Wood. He was 20 years old at the time. What a way to spend St. Patrick’s Day!