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ABC7 Salutes: Francis Robert Bailey

Saturday, November 10, 2012

On this Veterans' Day weekend, ABC 7 Chicago Salutes Francis Robert Bailey of Wilmette.

Bailey, 88, is a World War II veteran. He served in the Marine Bombing Squadron Four Thirty-Three during the war. Sgt. Bailey was a tail gunner in the PBJ aircraft, a medium-sized bomber.

Today, he is a board member for the Pillars of Honor. The organization transports the original model of the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. to those vets who cannot make the trip to the nation's capitol. ABC 7 Salutes Bailey for his military service and dedication to his fellow vets.

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