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World War II Vet Fights Robber Off With His Cane

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm David Greene. Arthur Kamberis is 95 years old, a World War II veteran who saw a lot of combat. He was part of the invasion of Okinawa, one of the largest battles in the Pacific. Well, over the weekend, a battle of a different sort on the streets of Manchester, N.H. Mr. Kamberis fought off a would-be robber using his cane. The man reached for Mr. Kamberis's wallet. The war veteran knew he wasn't going to give that up, especially with the pictures of his grandchildren inside. You're listening to MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.