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WWII Vet Returns To Grateful Czech People

26 days ago   |   By CBS

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - Photographs will fade over time, but Richard Piper's memories of his service are crystal clear.
For the World War II soldier, bullets, bombs and bodies are impossible to forget.
At the tender age of 19, Piper was shipped off to Europe. He was attached to the 97th infantry, tasked with guarding captured German soldiers in Czechoslovakia.
That's where he developed a close and deep attachment to the Czech people.
“It just always feels good to be with those people, I can't describe how I feel about them,” explained the 95-year-old Piper.
But there's no question how the...
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