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Merwin Cowles with his wife Mary in their Plattsburgh home. Cowles served in the South Pacific with the U.S. Marine Corps.

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WWII Veteran remembers harsh fight for Okinawa

Merwin Cowles was a farm boy from Adams, N.Y. when he joined the Marine Corps in 1943. Because he was good with machinery from being a farmer, Cowles ended up piloting an “Amtrac” in some of the bloodiest battles of the Pacific theater.


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