WWI Hero Rescued From Obscurity

A former teacher in the Boston area provided a great service by helping bring proper recognition to a WWI hero whose remains had been buried in an unmarked grave after he was killed in France in 1918. The life of Private Fred Dulevitz is a bit of a mystery, but it is known that he was awarded the French Croix de Guerre and the Distinguished Service Cross for his valiant actions during the war. Ernie Sullivan deserves praise for his efforts in tracking down Dulevitz’s plot and then working with veterans groups to get a headstone.

It is also important to note that a representative of the French consulate attended the dedication ceremony for Dulevitz’s new marker. Although Franco-American relations have been strained in recent years (with Americans often charging that the French are merely “cheese-eating surrender monkeys” and ungrateful snots), the French have actually been rather diligent over the years about honoring Americans who helped liberate France in WWI and WWII. Drink a glass of French wine tonight in thanks.

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