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Area World War II POW Leon Drake Reflects On A Life-Changing Day 65 Years Ago

By on April 12th, 2010

Nicknamed the “Greatest Generation,” American World War II veterans are getting older and older. In fact, experts estimate about 1,000 of them die each day. And as these men and women pass away, their great American stories often perish with them. Vic Micolucci spoke with a North Central Florida veteran who wants to pass on his story…and it’s a very bittersweet one.

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