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Pleasanton Weekly

Column - November 11, 2011

Thanks to the Army, I'm here

by Jeb Bing

As the reviewer and announcer at last Sunday's Veterans Day parade, I had the privilege of meeting scores of men and women in uniform as well as visiting again with many Pleasanton veterans assembled in and outside the Veterans Memorial Building in downtown Pleasanton. Veterans always have stories to tell, either from the battlefields where they fought or while on peacetime duty here and overseas. I chatted with Danny Soria, past commander of the Pleasanton VFW post and one of our city's oldest veterans, who talked about the battles he fought in the Pacific in World War II and then again in Korea.

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