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Operation Taps: For 171,539 Joseph Svojgers, a Homecoming at Last

His life—and death—was typical of that of thousands of young Americans in the first half of the twentieth century. Joseph Svojger Jr. was born on the North Side on February 21, 1919 to parents of Bohemian birth. His father was … Continue reading

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