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Thursday, May 20, 2010

A SALUTE TO PAUL COHEN - HEROIC SOLDIER OF WWII

Paul Cohen - Heroic Veteran of WWII - Photo by Gerald Fecht for the Archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley 2010.

The Board of Directors of The Museum dedicated our May meeting to a genuine San Fernando Valley hero, Paul Cohen. Mr. Cohen served in the US Army in the Battle of Laite in the Phillappine Islands and in the Battle for Okinawa. He and his wife Frances live in Woodland Hills.

Bronze Star, won by Paul Cohen in World War II. He was the first veteran interviewed in The Museum's project to secure the histories of Jewish American Veterans of the Second World War. Van Nuys based photographer and blog writer Andy Hurvitz is working with The Museum on this important project.

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