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Warrior Stories: 20 WW II veterans swap memories

story short.” More than one of the old warriors who gathered June 6 at a Denver area restaurant summed up their tales of war with that phrase. Long stories, indeed. One told of parachuting into Germany, in air that measured 19 degrees below zero. Another recalled being blown off the deck into the ocean when a Japanese kamikaze struck a bulls-eye on the ship he was aboard. Still another survived what WW II veterans knowingly refer to as the Bulge, only to be among the troops who found a whole new level of horror when they liberated Dachau. “Everybody has a story,” said one veteran, another veteran of the Bulge. “We could sit for hours and days and talk and talk about it.” Yet on […]
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