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December 19, 2011

WWI vet to be considered for honor that anti-Semitism may have thwarted

William Shemin was a 19-year-old kid from Bayonne, N.J., in 1918 when his heroics during World War I made him the recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross, the nation's second-highest combat award. His daughter has pushed for the ultimate military award — the Medal of Honor.

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