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Paratrooper killed in WWII to receive Purple Heart

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FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) - A paratrooper who served with the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment during World War II is to be posthumously recognized for his actions during a ceremony at the 82nd Airborne Division Museum.

The ceremony honoring Pvt. Max Myers is scheduled for Friday at 11:30 a.m.

Myers was killed on Oct. 7, 1944, during Operation Market Garden in Holland. He was awarded the Purple Heart Medal on Jan. 2, 1945 and the Combat Medical Badge on July 21, 1945.

Myers will now be awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his actions in the face of enemy small arms fire. His family will accept the awards on his behalf.

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