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Adrian Walker

Veteran snared in federal budget battle

John MacPherson is an 86-year-old World War II veteran with a problem, one that Washington isn’t helping one bit this week.

While his six children raise families of their own across New England, he lives alone in his home in Dorchester, not far from his childhood home in South Boston. His problem: The fact that he receives fuel assistance probably means he is about to become a victim of the so-called sequester budget cuts.

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