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PBS profiles WWII fighters with heritage at stake

By Michael Storey

This article was published April 10, 2018 at 1:47 a.m.

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TV legend Carl Reiner (Your Show of Shows,The Dick Van Dyke Show) is one of the veterans featured in the PBS special GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II. Here, Reiner, 96, shows off his dog tags (marked H for Hebrew) he wore during the war.

Why should we care about such ancient history as World War II? It started in 1939 and ended almost 73 years ago.

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