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World War II veteran Al Schnieder, Worthington, shows the Purple Heart he received for wounds suffered in the European theater. Other mementos include a German flag, dog tag and the blue star his mother displayed during his tour. (BRIAN KORTHALS/DAILY GLOBE)

He fought for our freedom

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WORTHINGTON -- Al and Marie Schnieder have been married for more than 50 years, but there are some things he's never shared with his bride about his experiences in World War II.


So when he sat down earlier this week to recount his years in the U.S. Army, she listened intently to his story.

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Julie Buntjer
Julie Buntjer joined the Daily Globe newsroom in December 2003, after working more than nine years for weekly newspapers. A native of Worthington and graduate of Worthington High School, then-Worthington Community College and South Dakota State University, she has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism. At the Daily Globe, Julie covers the agricultural beat, as well as Nobles County government, watersheds, community news and feature stories. In her spare time, she enjoys needlework (cross-stitch and hardanger embroidery), reading, travel, fishing and spending time with family. Find more of her stories of farm life, family and various other tidbits at
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