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Art Fishman Recalls WWII Combat PLUS Veterans Day Around the US


Art Fishman, Jewish War Veteran and Michigan Veteran of the Year
Kate Melcher, Executive Director, Fisher House Michigan

Arthur Fishman Veteran of the Year

Art Fishman, Michigan Veteran of the Year

From the website …

Art served in both the Army Air Corp and Navy. Included among his tours of duty during WWII, Fireman First Class Arthur Fishman participated in the Yangtze River Patrol mine sweeping mission in the Port of Shanghai aboard the destroyer USS Robinson. He was awarded the Bronze Star for his efforts.

Of his role during WWII, Art deflects any attention directed at himself; instead, he pays homage to those who paid the ultimate price. As he said to the hundreds of people in attendance at The Michigan WWII Legacy Memorial groundbreaking in April: “Remember the heroes that are not here. They are the ones we dedicate this day to.”

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