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Brian Korthals/Daily Globe Donald Soderquist, Sibley, holds a copy of one of the thousands of pamphlets dropped on major Japanese cities warning citizens to leave prior to U.S. bombing attacks.

Soderquist fought polio, trained men in WWII

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SIBLEY, Iowa -- On the manual typewriter he keeps upstairs, Donald Soderquist carefully composed a three-page recollection of his time in the Air Force during World War II.

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The memoir scarcely scratches the surface of his experience, but what stands out most is the postscript on the accompanying letter:

"P.S. We were not heroes. The real heroes never came back."

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