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Vietnam War veteran worries for granddaughter

A grandfather from West Roxbury survived a tour of combat in Vietnam, but he has been helpless to rescue his son from years of medical problems – the most recent of which have left the 37-year-old hospitalized and in need of a heart transplant.

He has been able to help take care of his granddaughter while her dad is in the hospital, however, and he recently wrote to Globe Santa for help in providing the 4-year-old girl with Christmas presents this year.

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