WARSAW, Poland - Aleksy Kowalik, one of the three surviving heroes of Poland's first World War II battle has died.

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Kowalik was among the 205 Polish troops guarding the navy's arsenal on Westerplatte peninsula, on the Baltic coast, who on Sept. 1, 1939 put up an uneven fight against German warship Schleswig-Holstein. Kowalik operated an anti-tank gun and was wounded.

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