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WWII vets hope wreckage found in Italy lake will yield remains of 24 American soldiers

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  1. kwflatbed

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    WWII vets hope wreckage found in Italy lake will yield remains of 24 American soldiers

    Published September 09, 2013
    Associated Press
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      In this historic image provided by the Denver Public Library, an American amphibious vehicle crosses an Italian lake during World War II. A volunteer group’s discovery of what could be the wreckage of such a vehicle 900 feet below the surface of Italy's Lake Garda has given aging veterans hope that, after nearly seven decades, the remains of their comrades can finally be brought home for a proper burial. (AP/The Denver Public Library, Western History Collection/Genealogy Department)
    ALBANY, N.Y. – Somewhere on the bottom of Italy's largest lake lie the remains of two dozen American soldiers who died when their amphibious vehicle sank in 1945 in the waning days of the fighting in Europe during World War II.
    A volunteer group's discovery of what could be the wreckage 900 feet down in Lake Garda has given aging veterans hope that, after nearly seven decades, the remains of their comrades can finally come home.
    "If you talk to the World War II guys, they're looking for closure and they haven't got it," said retired Army Col. Michael Plummer, president of the National Association of the 10th Mountain Division, the Army unit that battled the Germans in northern Italy until the last week of the war.


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  2. corsair

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    May all these Brave Souls find their way home.
     

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