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A hero in war and fife        

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JJ Corbett is a hero of World War II, but, more importantly, he is a hero of the human spirit. He served on a mission kept so secret that only in the last decade or two have the American citizens known of it. And he was injured on that mission. But Corbett, now 92, from Bartow, was never allowed to fight overseas because of his color and the political climate of the time. He was a member of the 555th…

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