Monday, May 25, 2009

Haverhill, MA man gets war honor - 65 years later

"John Gale doesn't know whether he hit anything or not. But the German planes that swooped in on Algiers that day in 1943 got to him.

When the attack ended, the Army soldier discovered he wasn't the same. Last month, nearly 66 years later, Gale, 93, received the Purple Heart for hearing loss sustained during his military service."

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Ivy League dreams come true with liquor magnate's gift

Sidney Frank made millions marketing Jagermeister and other alcohol brands. Three years after his death, he's a big hit with students at the Ivy League college he briefly attended.

He's a big hit not because of what he sold, but because he's given dozens of them what he couldn't afford as a young man: an education at Rhode Island's Brown University.

On Sunday, 49 students from low-income families became the first Sidney E. Frank Scholars to graduate from Brown, owing virtually nothing except gratitude to the late liquor magnate.

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