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In honor of Joe Ludwig, Marine Corps - Served in World War II Pacific Theater / Korea 1951
Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
(Submitted September 2, 2008 by Bob Jones)

Joe was in the first wave to hit Guadacanal and subsequent islands. He was later involved in the invasion of Okinawa and was subsequently wounded by a Japanese sniper. He was one of the first Marines to enter the island of Japan after the surrender. Joe also served for a year with the Marines during the Korean War in the Pusan area.  He is a true American Hero, like so many of his generation. They are the reason we have the freedoms we now enjoy. Thank You Joe you are my hero.

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