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Librarian uncovers stories of school’s WWII dead

Van Corlaer Elementary School librarian Donna Phillips Friday.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
Van Corlaer Elementary School librarian Donna Phillips Friday.
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For decades, 28 names were given a place of honor at Oneida Middle School. But as the years passed, the details faded, and all that was remembered were the words on the plaque: that these 28 men, once students at Oneida, had died in World War II. When the school was closed last year, a relative of a deceased soldier asked the school board to move the plaque to a new location. That got librarian ...

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June 9, 2013
8:04 a.m.

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Great story. Donna deserves an award for her dedication.

June 10, 2013
11:24 a.m.

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Who was the relative of the dead soldier that brought this story to light?