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World War II (1939-1945)
Memories, wounds from World War II linger in Harford County 70 years after German surrender
Memories, wounds from World War II linger in Harford County 70 years after German surrender

More than 70 years have passed since Fallston resident Willard H. Blevins was seriously wounded while fighting near the Rhine River in Germany, but the World War II veteran still has pieces of shrapnel working their way out of his leg. Blevins was wounded on March 15, 1945, and Nazi Germany surrendered about seven weeks later, bringing an end to the fighting in Europe that started nearly six years earlier in September of 1939 when Germany invaded Poland. Friday marks the 70th anniversary of when people in the Allied and liberated European nations celebrated on May 8, 1945, when Germany's surrender was announced. That day is known as V-E Day, or Victory in Europe Day. Blevins,...

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