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September 7, 1996 | Associated Press
Joseph J. Frank, who was paralyzed from the waist down by a land-mine explosion during the Vietnam War, has been elected to lead the 3-million-member American Legion, the nation's largest veterans organization. Frank, 48, of Sappington, Mo., was chosen Thursday at the legion's 78th national convention. He was permanently paralyzed in 1968 while serving with the 39th Engineer Battalion in Vietnam.
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September 7, 1996 | Associated Press
Joseph J. Frank, who was paralyzed from the waist down by a land-mine explosion during the Vietnam War, has been elected to lead the 3-million-member American Legion, the nation's largest veterans organization. Frank, 48, of Sappington, Mo., was chosen Thursday at the legion's 78th national convention. He was permanently paralyzed in 1968 while serving with the 39th Engineer Battalion in Vietnam.
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November 3, 1986 | DOYLE McMANUS, Times Staff Writer
The release of David P. Jacobsen and the sudden hope of freedom for other American hostages in Beirut came as the result of a long series of secret negotiations between the Islamic Jihad kidnapers and the Reagan Administration, which once vowed never to negotiate with terrorists, U.S. officials said Sunday.
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August 28, 1987 | DAVID P. JACOBSEN, David P. Jacobsen, then director of the American University of Beirut Medical Center, was taken captive by terrorists on May 28, 1985, and was released 17 months later on Nov. 2, 1986. He now lives in Huntington Beach
With all of the political turmoil and bureaucratic infighting in Washington, the plight of the American hostages in Lebanon has been lost as a humanitarian issue in the list of political priorities. At the time of my kidnaping, my family and concerned Americans became absolutely frustrated with the inability of the State Department to come forward with any information or to respond with positive action.
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