Slain World War II soldier's son to get long-lost Purple Heart, meet man who saw dad's death

  • by: DON BABWIN , Associated Press
  • Updated: August 2, 2014 - 7:10 PM

CHICAGO — John Trinca couldn't remember the name of the soldier who died right next to him minutes after they met during World War II, and all Thomas Bateman Jr. knew of his father's death was that it happened in 1945 in the Philippines.

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