March 17, 2023: This Day in Maney Family History

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

On this day 80 years ago, 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!