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Francis Currey, one of the last surviving World War II Medal of Honor recipients, dies at 94

Francis Currey, one of the last surviving World War II Medal of Honor recipients, dies at 94Francis Currey, one of three living World War II Medal of Honor recipients, died on Tuesday, NEWS10 reports. He was 94.Currey, from Selkirk, New York, joined the U.S. Army at 17, and was a technical sergeant. He was in Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge, and because he wasn't given proper winter gear, was suffering from frostbite. On Dec. 21, 1944, German tanks approached Currey and his company while they were guarding a bridge crossing. A rifleman, Currey exposed himself to enemy fire as he shot and killed several Germans. During the intense fighting, he also used anti-tank grenades and a bazooka against the Germans, and was able to rescue five Americans who were taking fire inside a building.Currey received the Silver Star, Purple Heart, and Medal of Honor, the highest decoration of valor. In 1998, his likeness was used to create the Medal of Honor G.I. Joe.



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'Thank God we are alive': Bahamas native details surviving ferocious Hurricane Dorian

'Thank God we are alive': Bahamas native details surviving ferocious Hurricane DorianBrandisha Adderley, 29, and her two-year old daughter Mei-Lin, lived through Hurricane Dorian as it tore apart their home in the Bahamas



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Girls aged five and eight found alive after surviving two nights in California wilderness

Girls aged five and eight found alive after surviving two nights in California wildernessTwo young sisters who went missing from their Californian home on Friday afternoon have been found “safe and sound” after surviving two nights in the forest. Carolina Carrico, five, and eight-year-old Leia Carrico were discovered uninjured roughly 1.4 miles from their home in Benbow, located about 70 miles south of Eureka around 10:30am on Sunday by two firefighters. Humboldt County Sheriff William Honsal said: “This is an absolute miracle.



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Surviving The Pulse Massacre Propelled This Gay Man Into Gun Reform Activism

Surviving The Pulse Massacre Propelled This Gay Man Into Gun Reform ActivismBrandon Wolf is one of a group of survivors who made it out of Pulse nightclub



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Golden State Killer Case: Surviving Victim Reacts to Arrest of Suspect

Golden State Killer Case: Surviving Victim Reacts to Arrest of SuspectJane Carson Sandler was attacked in bed while her 3-year-old son lay beside her.



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South L.A. Teen Gives Powerful Speech On Trauma Of Surviving Gun Violence

South L.A. Teen Gives Powerful Speech On Trauma Of Surviving Gun ViolenceA teen from South Los Angeles who lost her brother to gun violence commanded



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Man has new perspective on life after surviving mass shooting in Las Vegas

Man has new perspective on life after surviving mass shooting in Las VegasBen Daish, a Chicago native, evaded and survived the barrage of bullets streaming down from shooter Stephen Paddock’s 32nd floor Mandalay Bay Hotel room on Sunday evening in Las Vegas — and has since garnered a new appreciation for life. “People started hitting the ground, one woman said ‘I’m hit’ when I saw the bullet in her leg,” Daish told KTVI. Daish made plans with friends and family to visit Las Vegas before attending a finance conference in St. Louis.



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Jennifer Garner Posts Makeup-Free Photo After Surviving Her Kids' 'Yes Day'

Jennifer Garner Posts Makeup-Free Photo After Surviving Her Kids' 'Yes Day'Jennifer Garner survived “Yes Day” — with a little help from her good friend coffee



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Woman Whose Son Was Found Dead Pleads Guilty to Abusing Surviving Children

Woman Whose Son Was Found Dead Pleads Guilty to Abusing Surviving ChildrenHer charges for the death of her son were dropped, but investigation is ongoing



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No Air, No Water: Surviving Immigrant Recalls Tractor-Trailer Horror The Killed 10

No Air, No Water: Surviving Immigrant Recalls Tractor-Trailer Horror The Killed 10Adan Lara Vega said screaming children begged for water but received none.



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