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Manuel Peralta, 80, looks at a picture from when he received the Silver Star for heroics in battle during the Korean War in 1951.

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Korean War stays with local Silver Star recipient

Manuel Peralta was a soldier serving in the Korean War when he wrote to his mom asking for a harmonica. It would be in his front pocket when he was less than a half-inch from death.