The Life of Ruby Martin: World War II

By Lia Hillman — Ruby Martin graduated from the eighth grade in 1940. In December 1941, the year she started high school at Liberty Center, Japan attacked Pearl Harbor.“The rest of my high school was spent during World War II,” Martin said. “And when World War II came along, it took all the boys out of school.”Because of the lack of students in her grade, Martin said she didn’t enjoy high school much. “The boys all volunteered for the war,” she said. “We didn’t want them to, but they did.” Martin’s two older brothers, Elmer Ray and Arthur Howard Broadbent,…

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