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Wounded WWII medic doesn't think of himself as a hero

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Corey Perrine
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Florida Times-Union
San Newey, 98, talks about his war experiences during a visit at his condo in Jacksonville Beach.

U.S. Army medic Sam Newey never heard the German mortar coming as he dashed through a field in Eastern France to help a wounded comrade 77 years ago. But for decades after, he carried shrapnel from the bomb with him, buried under the jagged scars on both of his arms and legs.

As another Memorial Day approached, he said he remembers the pain, remembers crying out for his mother and for God as a Jeep rushed him from the battlefield.

And he remembers the long months of recovery, first in liberated Paris, then in England, and all the terribly injured men around him.

Read the rest of this story at WJCT News partner The Florida Times-Union.