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In honor of Herbert Jonas, US Army - Served in World War II
(Submitted August 22, 2008 by Fay Kaye)

My father escaped Nazi Germany.  After living in a center for children in Holland for two years, he and his family made it to America.  Upon completion of high school in the US, he joined the Army and went back to Europe to fight the Nazis.  He was a paratrooper and landed in a glider behind enemy lines less than a mile from his hometown in Borken Germany. He went back to Borken to find it had been bombed.  His old neighbors recognized him and wanted to know why the allies had bombed their churches! 

He earned 2 purple hearts and a bronze star.

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