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AmericanWarrior flight honors local WWII veteran

AmericanWarrior flight honors local WWII veteran

Bill Karosi was a young man who wanted to fight for his country and signed up with the U.S. Navy in 1943, as soon as he was 18. He served during World War II on the LSM 79, a landing ship in the Pacific preparing for the invasion of Okinawa. An invasion of Japan was being considered until the atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the Japanese surrendered on Sept. 2, 1945. Karosi was fortunate to return unscathed from the war, and he remembers the hundreds of thousands who did not. "I am still proud that I fought in the war and know it was the right decision for me," he said recently. Karosi is a member of the "Greatest Generation," but he lives as a...

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