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World War 2: Vet Dies! Remembered As “Character Right Up To The End”


David Mudd

Emilio Depalma, one among the 20 veterans who died in soldiers home in Massachusets. His daughter Emily Aho remembers him as ” Character right up to the end “. Dipalma died on Wednesday afternoon, which was four days after he got confirmed with the infection of the virus. Besides, she says about her father as a man who lived a full life along with a visible role in history.

Dipalma got selected at his 18 and sent to the frontlines of world war 2 from Bay state. After that, he became the guarding the witness stand in the Nuremberg trials. There were Hitler’s top officers were tried as Nazi war criminals. Besides, Aho adds that her father was 19 when he did that. Even though, he did his job. She says he was at the greatest trial in history.


Emily Aho Remembers Dipalma


Emily Aho is one of Dipalma’s four daughters. She says with a smile that he was a character who could be spotted in the photos. Because he was short. She pointed about his Italian nose too with a laugh. Dipalma was 75 years old when he visited Germany. Historians asked him to write a memoir on that trip. Of course, he did it later with the help of Aho.

However, the memoir named ” Just a Kid: A guard at the Nuremberg Trials” was not much elaborated. people asked for more but he was not ready to share more from his life. So, that’s it. The Director of special investigations for the Department of Justice saw this memoir and made him an honorary member. Besides, given the legacy of the Nuremberg award in the Holocaust Museum at Virginia. Dipalma was 93 years old when he died.


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