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Bill McCarthy | 4th Tank Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored Division - Army

5:34   |   Bill McCarthy has a Presidential Unit Citation on his sleeve, thanks to FDR, who gave the award to his unit shortly before his death. But that wasn't the highlight of his service in Italy. That would be what happened when he visited the Vatican. (This interview is audio only.)

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