Some 67 years ago, a broken, emaciated boy looked up and saw an American soldier sitting astride a tank outside the gates of Dachau, the 10th concentration camp the boy had endured during the long war. The soldier gave the boy his rations, and handed him a handkerchief decorated with a 48-star American flag. Yesterday, clutching that flag in a velvet pouch, the boy, now an 81-year-old man of Newton, thanked the soldier’s family in person for the first time.
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