History

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Jack Murphy
February 19, 2020 - 10:39 am
Some heroes are marginalized by history, their actions lost to time amidst the chaos and confusion of bloody battlefields, their accomplishments swept aside by a population that wants to put the war behind them and rebuild. Some heroes are marginalized simply because they were a black war veteran...
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In this Jan. 24, 2020, photo, Ann Spearmint of Scranton, Pa., talks about her brother, Joseph Prokop, pictured at left, who died in the waning months of World War II. Spearmint, 91, believed for more than seven decades that her brother died when Germans s
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Associated Press
February 10, 2020 - 8:49 am
Hanau, Germany, prepares to honor the memory of Staff Sgt. Joseph Eugene Prokop and two other Army Air Forces members later this month. He died when Germans shot down his B-17 bomber near Frankfurt in the waning months of World War II.
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