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Three World War II veterans return home to small-town America to discover that they and their families have been irreparably changed.
The story grew out of a July 1944 "Time Magazine" story about a group of Marines taking a train back home to New York from San Diego, and growing more quiet and nervous the closer they got.
Al Stephenson: No. Too sane for my own good.
During Al Stephenson's speech at the bank get-together party, he talks about his division being in Okinawa. The 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning), was part of the Luzon campaign that started January 1945 and ended with the divisions relief at the end of June 1945. At no time was the 25th on Okinawa. The divisions that did participate in the Okinawan campaign (April 1 - June 22, 1945) were the: 7th, 96th, 27th, and 77th Infantry Divisions of the army and the 1st, 2nd, and 6th Marine Divisions.
The character played by Ray Teal (the Axis sympathizer whom Homer Parrish attacks at the soda fountain) is listed in the credits as "Mr. Mollett". However, the character's name is never mentioned or otherwise alluded to.
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