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She will never forget the true heroes


November 9, 2019

Olga with an admirer

Olga Markovich, a resilient 96-year-old who turns 97 on November 25, sat at her kitchen table out in Malung Township, and she is one for the ages - a 1922 model who has lived among heroes, endured heartaches quietly, and never said a word about two family members, now long deceased, who held such promise.

We talk on the phone about once a month and this past Monday, I visited Olga and her daughter, Denise.

One question changed everything.

Did any of your brothers see action in World War II?

And this tiny lady mentioned that her brother, John, had served on the USS Houston as a Gunner Mate 3...

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