‘Dirty Dozen’ hero from Oklahoma has died

James “Jake” McNiece led a World War II group hours before the June 6, 1944, D-Day invasion to destroy bridges to prevent German reinforcements from moving into Normandy.

BY MICHAEL MCNUTT Modified: January 21, 2013 at 10:15 pm •  Published: January 22, 2013
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James “Jake” McNiece, the leader of a World War II group that came to be known as the “Dirty Dozen,” died Monday, family members said. He was 93.

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