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10/20/06-Mount Enterprise

Freedom Fighters: Robert Yount

Robert Yount has been playing music since he was four years olld. Now in his eighties, he still travels the bluegrass circuit with his wife and daughter..

But in 1943 as a twenty year old, Yount put aside his string instruments and went to war. Yount arrived in normandy seventeen days after the initial invasion. The road through France and Germany was long, challenging and dangerous. But it was in Belgium's Battle of the Bulge that skirmishes turned into full scale battle and Yount began to loose buddies at a faster rate. When the was was over, Robert Yount was one of only three men left in his outfit.

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