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A grandson follows in his hero’s footsteps all the way to Normandy

Posted on AllSides May 26th, 2024
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FORT MOORE — As a boy, Jack Gibson hung by his grandfather’s side and affectionately called him “Papa.” Whenever his grandfather spoke, Gibson noticed people around him stopped what they were doing to listen. The World War II veteran became Gibson’s hero. The two worshipped together in the same Catholic church in the Cleveland, Ohio, area and visited each other’s homes often, sharing meals and playing cards. Gibson could count on seeing his grandfather, Jim Shalala, with his parents in the stands at his football and basketball games. The pair...

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