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Memories a tribute to the Blanchfields

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Amsterdam resident James J. Sheridan has contributed memories of war hero John Blanchfield, who died last November at age 88. Blanchfield was a German prisoner of war who led 100 American prisoners to safety at the end of the World War II in 1945. Sheridan said Blanchfield and his brothers were good looking. “All were scholars and athletes and all had a great sense of humor. They came to school impeccably dressed.” Their parents were ...

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