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  • A Tribute Overdue

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    May 30, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    On a July day in 1944, Capt. Benjamin Salomon, a dentist working as a medic in the U.S. Army, lost his life holding off enemy fire during a surprise attack on his base in Saipan. His sacrifice allowed more than 30 wounded soldiers to escape to safety, but went unrecognized in the...