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In honor of Electrician Third Class Paul Pashibin, Navy - Served in World War II
Hometown: Superior, WI
(Submitted October 31, 2008 by Paulette Warren)

If he were alive, my father's vote would oppose mine. We would have had many a heated argument over choices. Some discussions might have ended in tears and slamming doors. But we would come back again, to duke it out over issues and ideas, over what it means to be an American.  My dad was a guy who subscribed to literature from both the far right and the far left.  He took his politics seriously, writing daily letters and postcards to senators, congressmen, presidents, judges. Sometimes the letters were too hot to mail! "Vote!' he would say, and you knew it was more than your right -- it was your duty.

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