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Courage Under Fire

Jewish veterans reflect on intolerance at the front line.

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/community_briefs/article/courage_under_fire_20001110

Mort Wolk hadn't slept a wink in two days. The invasion had been called off the day before due to bad weather, but Wolk had been on edge and too busy to rest. It was 4 a.m., and his plane was over Nazi-held Normandy. The only Jew and the only enlisted man on board, Wolk was part of Task Force A, a group of 40 paratroopers that had four hours to establish and secure a command post for the D-Day invasion.

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