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World War II an unforgettable experience for local veteran, 95

Edward "Ted" Stilson has one of those stories that perhaps only a few others in the world's history can claim as their own.

While fighting in World War II, a small Bible in the left breast pocket of his shirt saved his life.

During the battle at Schmidt, Germany, a piece of shrapnel embedded itself into the Bible instead of through his heart.

As with many post-war generations, Joan Tolle finds her father's stories fascinating, and worries they will be forgotten and lost as his memory fades.

Stilson recalled some of his wartime experiences with a visitor recently. The Bible. The attitude o...

 
 
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