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Tuesday August 4, 2015
Portland Press Herald VideoSusan Kimball Reports

Vietnam vet receives Silver Star 44 years after battle

On Oct. 15, 1970, Rob Jackson, who was then 22, did something most soldiers wouldn't do. He ran into the middle of a ferocious firefight – unarmed. He was a conscientious objector in Vietnam. He wanted to serve but he didn't want to kill anyone.

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    On June 10, 2-month-old Angel, a miniature horse, had a leg amputated above the knee. Maine Orthotic and Prosthetic Rehab Services heard about Angel’s plight and stepped in to help.

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    Ann Lake, 82, of Harpswell, was a star “lady wrestler” in the 1950s. She and her kid sister Ruth were one of the first sister tag teams in the business. In 2011, Ann and Ruth Lake were inducted in the New England pro wrestling hall of fame.

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    Portland artist Tim Clorius has come full circle–from graffiti writer to aerosol artist. His work can be seen in restaurants and office buildings throughout the city. Today, Clorius teaches others how to create fine art with a can of spray paint.

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    In 1974, Cyndi Meserve Bona of Livermore Falls became the first woman to play on a men’s NCAA basketball team. Today, Bona, who now lives in Scarborough, continues to play the game she loves as a member of Maine Senior Women’s Basketball.

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    Once a homeless alcoholic, Roger Goodoak, a Vietnam veteran, got back on his feet a few years ago thanks to the kindness of strangers. Now, he’s paying it forward by lending a helping hand to others in need.

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