Otis Rainwater was only seventeen when he joined the Army in 1944. He was in the first wave to land in France for the invasion of Europe June 6,1944. Rainwater was in battle constantly, moving through France, Belgium and the Battle of the Bulge, on into Germany. Whether it was battle fatigue or shell shock, Rainwater developed what he calls the "thousand yard stare. He was sent home with a honorable medical discharge.
As soon as Rainwater arrived in Texas, he joined the Navy and was sent almost immediately to the invasion of Leyte in the Phillipines. He was only eighteen at the time. From there he went to new Guinea and New Britain. In Borneo, Rainwater witnessed one of the worst atrocities of the war. The Japanese had impailed children and women on sharpened limbs. It was a sight that still haunts Rainwater to this day.
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Tyler police are looking for a suspect involved in an overnight gas station robbery.The robbery happened around 2 a.m., in the 4200 block of University Boulevard. Officers say a black male entered theMore >>
Tyler police are looking for a suspect involved in an overnight gas station robbery.
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A Portland woman with at least six criminal convictions in the last five years is accused of assaulting her 3-year-old daughter for breaking an iPad. Portland police and workers from the Department ofMore >>
A Portland woman with at least six criminal convictions in the last five years is accused of assaulting her 3-year-old daughter for breaking an iPad.More >>