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By Larry Nelson
For The Sun-Telegraph 

Veteran's History Project: Verlin E. Bruns


Verlin E. Bruns


U.S. Air Force


EDITOR'S NOTE: This story is one of many American Veteran accounts published in The Sidney Sun-Telegraph. The writer, who is from Sidney, is conducting the interviews as part of the Library of Congress' Veterans History Project.

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