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His Judaism delayed Medal of Honor for WWI hero

Bayonne’s William Shemin is celebrated at new historical society exhibit Sgt. William Shemin saved some 30 men from his platoon during World War I. Because he was Jewish, William Shemin didn’t receive the Medal of Honor until 2015 when President Barack Obama presented it to Shemin’s daughters. Photos by Robert Wiener A cartoon from 1928 depicting…

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