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Historical society receives flag that flew over US Capitol

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PRESCOTT -- Growing up, David Bays didn't hear much about his father Everett's military service in World War II.

Except for one event.

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On Dec. 17, 1944, during the Battle of the Bulge, 81 American soldiers were executed by members of the Kampfgruppe Peiper, a German combat unit, near Malmedy, a Belgian municipality.

"They're armed with binoculars and charts," Bays said of the American soldiers. "It was a tragedy."

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Jason Schulte
Jason Schulte has been with the Herald since 2006. He covers County government and anything else that happens in Pierce County on a daily basis.
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