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  • Texas veteran recalls helping liberate WWII death camp story has photos
    Updated: May-11-16 4:35 pm

    SAN ANTONIO - William Phelps wore a first sergeant's stripes at the unlikely age of 19 as a World War II tank gunner, heard Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower's unvarnished opinions over lunch one day and made the cover of Yank magazine in 1945 in a memorable photo, patching his trousers with a sewing machine in front of a tank.