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In honor of Sgt Harvey Svedberg, Army - Served in World War II and Korea
Hometown: Cannon Falls, MN
(Submitted October 31, 2008 by Jane Svedberg-Ballard)

My father Harvey Svedberg served in both WW II and the Korean War, a total of over 5 years.  He was an honorable, intelligent man.  Because of his intelligence and looks (Scandinavian), he was assigned to learn Finnish so he could infiltrate the Soviet Union before they joined the allies.  His health suffered from the effects of his dedicated service to the USA, and he passed away at the early age of 74 of complications due to Alzheimer's Disease.  The world has lost a great man.


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