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Battle Veteran Receives Memento

Macomb, IL – A Macomb man who fought in a bloody battle near the end of World War II will soon possess a piece of that battle field. This year is the 60th anniversary of the battle for Iwo Jima. John Moon of Macomb was unable to attend ceremonial events recently held in Japan, so Congressman Lane Evans brought back with him a bottle of sand from the beach there. Evans and Moon both express a desire to see all veterans receive support from their country when they return home from the service.