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June 22, 2008 3:01 AM

Our War: Belleville man still has the bullet that nearly killed him

Paul Blaes of Belleville has a 65-year-old piece of twisted, dark metal he saved from his time in Europe during World War II. He held the heavy, flattened bullet in his 86-year-old hands and remembered the day he almost didn't come home. "If this would have hit me, I would have been gone," he said.

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