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World War II (1939-1945)

Arch L. Handy, decorated World War II combat infantryman

Arch L. Handy, decorated World War II combat infantryman

Arch L. Handy, a decorated World War II combat infantryman who fought at the Battle of the Bulge and participated in the liberation of slave labor camps in southern Germany and later became an official at Aberdeen Proving Ground, died Sunday of complications from dementia and cancer at a son's home in Birdsboro, Pa.

The longtime Bel Air resident was 91.

Born into a sharecropper's family in Crumpler, N.C., Archie Lee "Arch" Handy was the son of Everett Handy and Pearl Handy.

Mr. Handy, who never used his first name, moved to Long Bar Harbor in Harford County with his family in 1939, and graduated in 1942 from Old Post Road High School.

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