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This Overland Park World War II Veteran Has Won His Battle Against COVID-19

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Max Deweese being released from hospital after recovery from COVID-19.

Max Deweese, a 99-year-old veteran of World War II, has received two Purple Heart medals. He can add the new coronavirus to his list of challenges bested.

Max Deweese, a 99-year-old veteran of World War II, was awarded two Purple Hearts. He talks about contracting COVID-19, being hospitalized and quarantined, and surviving the disease.

    • Max Deweese, Overland Park resident
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