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Mort Schecter wins Veteran of the Year on Nov. 3. Photo by Keven Freedman
Jewish World War II veteran named Veteran of the Year
by Ryan Torok, Staff Writer
As a tail gunner stationed on bombers during World War II, Mort Schecter frequently found himself a sitting duck. Seventy years later, however, the 89-year-old was standing proudly on the 50-yard line at the Rose Bowl as he received the Veteran of the Year Award from the County of Los Angeles Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. More.

Jewish vets address day school
by Ryan Torok, Staff Writer
“Judaism, the Jewish religion and the history of the Jewish people are steeped in values,” said retired Lt. Gen. David Fridovich, who also served in the U.S. Army as a Green Beret. Addressing a crowd of elementary and middle school students from Sinai Akiba Academy and Brawerman Elementary School, Fridovich explained how Jewish values helped him succeed... More.

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