We Salute You: George Bidwell
February 23, 2019 11:28 PM
NewsChannel 13 salutes Marine Private George Bidwell of Voorheesville.
He left high school to join the Marines after his dad died unexpectedly in 1940.
He was sent home with an honorary discharge after being shot in the shoulder by a Japanese sniper.
He later married his high school sweetheart and had five kids.
He died at age 43 due to a heart damaged by rheumatic fever when he was a child.
Thank you for your service.
Updated: February 23, 2019 11:28 PM
Created: February 07, 2019 10:16 PM
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