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Local WWII veteran asked to leave memorial
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WWII veteran Bill Schwaiger of Monroe was one of the first to be asked to leave the National World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. when the government shut down Oct. 1. (Times photo: Anthony Wahl)
MONROE - A WWII veteran from Monroe and his wife were among the first to be asked to leave the National World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. when the government shut down Oct. 1. "It was kind of funny they closed it, because you could stand there and see it all anyway," said Bill Schwaiger. Schwaiger and his wife Robin were enjoying the WWII Memorial during a trip to visit relatives in the area.