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I’d like to give a major-league shout-out to Donna Vickroy, a columnist for the Southtown Star.

I don’t know Donna—never met her. But she wrote a story that’s as good a feature as I’ve read in years.

It’s about Frank Barbaric (pictured left), a retired podiatrist and World War II vet, who lives in Mount Greenwood on the southwest side.

I know I’m a sucker for tales of WWII, but this one’s almost too real to believe.