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Old 9 March 2018, 21:45
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A hero finally rests

Anthony C. Acevedo, age 93, died February 11th. He served in World War 2 as a medic assigned to 275th Infantry Regiment, 70th ID. Captured 6 January 1945, he and about 350 US soldiers were eventually sent to Berga, a satellite camp of Buchenwald. He was the first Mexican-American ever recognized as a Holocaust survivor.

He documented all of the American deaths he observed after being captured, using snow and urine to extend the ink in his fountain pen.

I don't think I can adequately summarize the rest of this long tribute to him.

Rest well, sir. You've certainly earned it.
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Old 9 March 2018, 21:54
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RIP Doc Acevedo.

Thank you for your service.

An oral history interview of Acevedo:

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Old 9 March 2018, 22:07
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Old 9 March 2018, 22:50
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Old 9 March 2018, 22:51
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Rest In Peace, Doc and thank you for your service!
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Old 9 March 2018, 23:08
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And there is a reason we call them the greatest generation.
Thank you Doc.
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Old 10 March 2018, 03:19
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RIP Doc.
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Old 10 March 2018, 09:33
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Old 10 March 2018, 09:33
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Rest in Peace Soldier. See you in Valhalla.
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Old 10 March 2018, 10:07
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Rest easy Doc, the nightmares are finally over.
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Old 10 March 2018, 11:21
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Reading that stuff hurts, as it should.

Rest in Peace Brother.
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Old 10 March 2018, 12:20
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Rest in peace, Doc...
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Old 10 March 2018, 12:31
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