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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.

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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.

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WNYT Staff

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