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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian05 Aug 2022 6:47 a.m. PST

An official Purple Heart certificate and related documents that were found recently in the attic of a home on Bidwell Parkway in Buffalo have been returned to the relatives of a World War II serviceman who died in battle nearly 78 years ago…

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Throughout his military career, Strauch was stationed on the USS Yorktown, the USS Wasp and the USS Princeton… "After surviving the sinking of the USS Wasp, he returned to battle…." While serving in World War II, Strauch participated in the Battle of Midway and the Battle of Leyte Gulf in the Philippines, during which the USS Princeton was attacked by a Japanese dive-bomber on Oct. 24, 1944. The bomb tore through the body of the ship, setting fires and triggering fatal explosions. Strauch was one of 108 American servicemen to perish in the attack…

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP05 Aug 2022 7:30 a.m. PST

Nice. I hope it is appreciated.

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