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My grandfather would often share stories of his time overseas during WWII. He was an Army Air Corps Engineer. He passed this summer and I was reminded of his story about arriving back in the United States after returning from his service in the middle east and northern Africa. It was nighttime and his ship was entering New York Harbor. He looked out across the water and there was the Statue of Liberty, torch aglow. He looked up and said, "You can turn out the light sister. Old Freddie's home."
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