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Published September 29th, 2023, 04:26 pm

It was November 1955 when a young soldier named Gene Casey survived a fiery airliner crash in Burien and then, in spite of his severe injuries, rescued another soldier from the burning wreckage. Nearly 70 years later, Casey may be awarded a medal – if anyone can be found to help corroborate his story.

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