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Sunday, January 28, 2007

His Buddy Must Have Been a Yankee

Robert E. Lee of Cordele, Georgia, is honored to have the name of a general celebrating his 200th birthday this month.

But it didn't carry much honor when he was Pfc. Lee fighting in Germany with the 95th Infantry Division during World War II.

"I got a lot of kidding about it," he said. "'The famous General Robert E. Lee,' they would say."

His buddies' kidding he could take; getting shot was different.

"One [of] my buddies shot me accidentally while we were pulling back from the front for a rest," he said. [Link]

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