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French Honor Patton

November 02, 1987|Reuters

LUXEMBOURG — Fifty French schoolchildren aged 12 to 15 walked more than 250 miles to bring the sacred flame from the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Paris to the grave of American Gen. George S. Patton Jr. on Sunday. Patton, killed in a road accident in December, 1945, is buried at the Hamm cemetery outside Luxembourg city.

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