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Erick Baumgart dons the combat gear he uses in World War II re-enactment events. (Brian Korthals/Daily Globe)

On the front lines: Erick Baumgart relives history as World War II re-enactor

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WORTHINGTON -- In real life, Erick Baumgart is an officer in the Worthington Police Department, a relative newcomer to the community, having moved here from Winona less than a year ago.

But on the occasional weekend, Baumgart assumes a different persona -- that of a World War II paratrooper in Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division.

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Beth Rickers
Beth Rickers is the veteran in the newspaper staff with 25 years as the Daily Globe's Features Editor. Interests include cooking, traveling and beer tasting and making with her home-brewing husband, Bryan. She writes an Area Voices blog called Lagniappe, which is a Creole term that means "a little something extra." It can be found at http://lagniappe.areavoices.com/.  
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