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ADVANCE FOR USE MONDAY, APRIL 28- In this photo taken on March 31, 2014 , Edward Krauel, a World War ll Navy veteran, of Temperance, Mich., is photographed at home. Above the television set in Krauel’s living room is a painting of a World War II battle scene. The image depicts an attack on two Navy P.T. boats somewhere in the seas near the Philippines. Thirty-eight Japanese bombers attacked those two boats that day, Krauel said. He knows because he was there. (AP Photo/The Monroe News, Tom Hawley)

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