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WWII vet beats obstacles to visit France for D-Day
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Ninety-four-year-old World War II veteran Sherwin Callander talks to the media after a naturalization ceremony Monday in Atlanta.
ATLANTA — A 94-year-old man who fought for the U.S. in World War II is heading to France for D-Day ceremonies, a journey he nearly wasn't able to make because he didn't have the proof of his citizenship needed to get a passport. But after getting some help from social media and his local congressman to overcome his financial and passport issues, Sherwin Callander, of Alabama, was set to board a plane Monday night for Paris. Callander heard last month about ceremonies for the 70th anniversary of D-Day and said he thought it would be meaningful to attend.
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