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Bridge brings soldier's story to another chapter Published: September 23, 2013

McALESTER -- Robert Dean Smith served his country exceptionally well.

The McAlester News-Capital reports that his military career with the U.S. Army included some tough challenges.

Smith was taken prisoner during the Korean War and died flying a helicopter in Germany in the 1960s.

Now, years after his death, he will be honored in his home county.

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