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Pfc. Billie Hopkins received 3 Purple Hearts fighting in Europe during WW II

Billie Hopkins, who winters at Little Charlie Creek mobile home park in Wauchula, was only 5-feet, 3-inches tall and weighed 112 pounds. His size made him a perfect candidate to be a ball turret gunner on a B-17 or B-24 bomber in World War II. 825 more words

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Sgt. Ed Erving drove an ambulance in 5th Armored Division during WW II

He landed on Utah Beach on D-Day plus 6, took part in the breakout at St. Lo, the Battle of the Bulge, Hürtgen Forest, Remagen and stopped at the Elbe River near Berlin at war’s end. 1,121 more words

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