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Herbert Neumann painted the name of his new bride on an Army truck he used. They had been married weeks before his deployment.

Belatedly, WWII earns vet another medal

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Toward the end of World War II, Paris was still under Nazi occupation, until one night, the United States Army snuck past Nazi lines. On Aug. 25, 1944, Paris was declared liberated.

“People were crazy happy,” John Neumann said, remembering what his dad had told him about the experience.  

His dad was one of the soldiers hunkered down in a vehicle with the lights off, driving five miles an hour, sneaking past the border.

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