WWII Vet Dies Of Exposure In His Front Yard

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WILLIAMSTON, S.C. -- A World War II veteran who survived the Bataan death march died of exposure Tuesday morning after he fell in his front yard.

Friends said that 86-year-old Ralph M. Knox was a living legend from WWII. His war experience was so amazing, a few years ago, he wrote a book about it.

He was a war hero, decorated with a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. At the age of 20, he survived the death march, dropping from 175 pounds to 89. Until Tuesday, he was the youngest U.S. soldier still living who had made the death march.

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