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Veteran Spotlight: Marine Cpl. Keil Did Tour in Afghanistan

Mitchell Keil served his country from 2006 to 2010 in the Marine Corps. A graduate of Wahconah Regional High School in Dalton, he was sent to basic training at the famed Parris Island in North Carolina.

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Veteran Spotlight: Giardina Rolled Across Europe

Enrico Giardina served his country in the European Theater in Army from 1944 to 1946. Drafted right out of Pittsfield High School at the age of 18, he was sent to boot camp at Fort McClellan in Alabama for infantry training.

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Veteran Spotlight: Pvt. Zanna Fought Through the Ardennes

Zanna and his division were involved in extremely serious combat in the Ardennes Forest. The German Panzer tanks would shoot over their heads in the forest so the trees would topple on them.

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Veteran Spotlight: PFC Giardina Runs Out of Luck on Day 13

On his 13th day in the Chorwon Valley, Giardina wasn't so lucky when a bomb exploded several yards from him while on patrol. The explosion was so powerful that it lifted him 3 feet off the ground. He took shrapnel in his shoulder and leg.

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Veteran Spotlight: Seaman Nichols Witness to History

Nichols was on duty on Sept. 2, 1945, and about 100 feet from the signing of the Japanese surrender document on the Missouri.

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