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12-22-2008, 02:35 PM
IVYANETS, Belarus (AP) - Tortured by Stalin's henchmen and attacked by Hitler's forces, Aleksander Szekal almost became one of World War II's millions of victims.

But he survived the Soviet Gulag and a famous battle against the Nazis _ and was honored on his 103rd birthday this week as the oldest living veteran of a celebrated Polish unit that helped defeat Hitler's army in Italy.

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