Obituary: WWII vet James Gooley was master storyteller

  • by: Chris Serres , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 12, 2014 - 7:04 PM

James P. Gooley would sit with a Muriel cigar in his mouth and a history book on his lap and regale friends and family with stories — of his time guarding German war prisoners, of shooting rats “as big as dogs” on the banks of the Pasig River in the Philippines, and of helping poor families on relief in Minneapolis after World War II.

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