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Updated: 07/11/2018 08:30:01AM

Veterans, roommates, brothers fight together in life

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“Brother, we’re one of a kind, one of a kind, and now it’s time to go home,” said World War II Merchant Marine veteran John Kaslikowski, 95, as his brother, and now roommate, Army veteran Walter, 97, pushes his wheelchair at the Douglas T. Jacobson State Veterans Home.

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Walter Kaslikowski, left, and his brother, John, recently became roommates at the Douglas T. Jacobson State Veterans Home in Port Charlotte.

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Brothers John and Walter Kaslikowski read in the center's library.

By RUSTY PRAY

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John Kaslikowski had a few fights back in the day.

Nothing big, mind you. Nothing like a career in boxing. Just seven bouts, maybe eight, as a welterweight. But he fought in the Garden up in New York, and he won all the bouts.

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