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Updated: 11/25/2013 08:00:01AM

Dusek fought in the Chorwon Valley

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Sgt. Charles Dusek, who served with the 3rd Infantry Division during the Korean War, is pictured in 1953 when he returned from the conflict. He's the sergeant in the center.

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Dusek and a buddy hold a hill in Korea during the "Forgotten War." He and his unit spent a lot of time capturing and giving up a mound of dirt called "Kelly's Hill" near "Old Baldy."

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Charles Dusek of North Port today, at 81.

By DON MOORE

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Editor’s note: This story is the first of two parts.

It was the middle of the Korean War, August 1952, when Charles Dusek enlisted the U.S. Army. He was 19 years old at the time and living with his parents in Chicago.

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