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Published April 26, 2013, 06:09 PM

A WWII veteran shares his experiences with the Gateway Lions' Group

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- It is becoming increasingly rare to hear first-hand accounts of World War Two.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- It is becoming increasingly rare to hear first-hand accounts of World War Two.

Today, 95-year-old veteran Marvin Hildre shared his experiences with the Gateway Lions' Group.

He also brought memorabilia from that time.

Hildre served four years with the Marines and was stationed in the South Pacific.

His wife, Charlotte, served in the Navy as a nurse's aid.

Marvin Hildre- WWII Veteran: "To me, they were good years. I came out of it ok, except that I came down with malaria and I have a hearing loss."

At ten, hear why Hildre was lucky when he only lost his hearing in an explosion.

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