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Laura Grevas/Daily Globe Vernon Voss, 85, of Spirit Lake, Iowa, poses with the bronze star and other medals he earned as an infantryman in World War II. At left are his Heart-Shield Bible and Japanese Pearlette camera.

Voss captured history as WWII soldier

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SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa -- Vernon Voss is a real sharp shooter.

And he ain't bad with a rifle, either.

As a corporal in the 33rd Infantry Division during the final months of World War II, Voss wasn't just a part of history -- he recorded it with indelible images that show both a broken Japan and the unbroken spirits of young American soldiers.

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