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WWII veteran Walter Blum, of Great Neck, inducted into State Veterans Hall of Fame

Walter Blum was one of the soldiers who

Walter Blum was one of the soldiers who participated in the D-Day invasion at Normandy. (Credit: News 12 Long Island)

One of the first Americans to land at Utah Beach on D-Day in 1944 received a special honor today.

Great Neck resident Walter Blum, who turns 89 next week, was inducted into the State Veterans Hall of Fame by state Sen. Jack Martins (R). Blum was one of the soldiers who participated in the D-Day invasion when he was only 18.

Intense enemy fire killed half of the soldiers in his brigade,...

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