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Matt Konop (center), grandfather of Patrick Dewane, is lifted up on the shoulders of Czechslovakian townspeople after they were liherated from the Nazis at the end of WW II. Submitted Photo

WWII vet honored in Holmes play

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When Patrick Dewane was growing up in Wisconsin, he always knew that his grandfather was a World War II veteran, and that he had been a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army.


But whenever he would ask his grandfather about that time in his life, Dewane was met with silence.

“I would see his war souvenirs and his medals around his house, but he wasn’t talking,” Dewane said.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
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