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Updated: 03/02/2014 06:04:03PM

Venice’s Carrico fought the Japanese on Leyte

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Andy Carrico is pictured as a paratrooper at Fort Polk, La., before he was shipped to the Pacific Theater of Operations with the 511th Airborne Regiment during World War II.

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This 511 Parachute Infantry Regiment patch was worn by Carrico and the soldiers in his unit who fought in the Pacific during the Second World War.

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Andy Carrico today at 96, at his home in Plantation Golf & Country Club, south of Venice.

By DON MOORE

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First Lt. Andy Carrico’s D-Company platoon, part of the 511th Parachute Infantry Regiment, trained for five months on New Guinea in preparation for their assault on the Japanese-held island of Leyte during World War II.

It was a bust.

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