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September 14, 2008 3:01 AM

Our War: O'Fallon Marine is talking at last about Iwo Jima

There was no flag pole out front when Donald G. Thompson moved into the assisted living center in O'Fallon. It took him six months of pestering the management and city leaders, but he got one. "This is something in me after watching the flag go up over Mount Suribachi," he said. "Since then I've been inspired every time they raised a flag."

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