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

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Marine Corps Recruiting Station Kansas City
Max Deweese being released from hospital after recovery from COVID-19.

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.

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