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March 7, 2008 5:56 PM

Cheney recalls his boyhood

It's hard to imagine that tough, gruff Dick Cheney was once a wonder-filled 4-year-old. But in a speech that the vice president gave here Friday, he recalled how the U.S. Navy's recruit training base loomed large in "one of my earliest memories" — his father, returning from basic training to the Cheney home in Nebraska on young Dick's fourth birthday during World War II.

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