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Woman gets headstone for uncle killed in World War II

The body of Seaman Third Class Peter Yianopoulos, killed in a 1945 kamikaze attack on his ship, was never found

WASHINGTON — When Karen Yianopoulos’s father, Chrysostomos, visited the nation’s capital from Lowell last year, she took him to the National World War II Memorial. But when they located the service record of his older brother Peter in one of the computer kiosks, she began to regret it.

“He started sobbing and couldn’t stop,” she recalled. “I never saw him cry like that. I said, ‘Oh, Lord, should I have brought him here?’ ’’

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