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West Texas WWII vet to get posthumous purple heart

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EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A World War II veteran who was injured after getting struck by a German tank in France will be posthumously awarded a Purple Heart and two bronze stars on Friday after a decades-long effort by his family in Texas. Pvt. Juan C. Marquez was deployed shortly after enlisting in 1944, the same year he suffered shrapnel wounds and later broken ribs and a separated shoulder when...

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