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Veteran Recalls Service Time; Widow Relays Late Husband's Sacrifice?


Malibu resident Marjorie Dukatz recalls her service with the Marines; Sharon Sawyer talks about her late husband's, Dick Sawyer, time flying a B-17 Flying Fortress during World War II. While any people may value Memorial Day primarily as the culmination of a three-day holiday, there are plenty of war veterans around to remind U.S. citizens of the true significance of the national holiday and what the sacrifice of their military colleagues means to America today. "Dick's plane was named 'Free Delivery' by its crew," Sawyer's wife, Sharon, said in an interview with The Malibu Times. "On his 27th combat mission on Dec. 31, 1944, he was shot down near Hamburg. After he parachuted out, he saw his plane crash into 8 houses." Read More >


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