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    Posted October 14, 2010 by
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    Home and Away: Remembering the fallen

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    My son, my hero


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     paulsma1286 shared this photo and story of her son, Pfc. Paul Orazio Cuzzupe. She added, 'These men and women believe in something that not everyone understands, they are willing to put their lives on the line to protect our freedom that we all enjoy and sometimes take for granted.'
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    Paul is the oldest of 4. He had a love for music, American history and a soft spot for taking care of people, especially children. Becoming a Combat Medic seemed fitting to his personality. It's so sad to have such a beautiful young man, who shared so much of his life, leave us at the young age of 23.  Paul left us to be with other brave soldiers who gave their lives so we can all enjoy the freedoms we are accustomed to. He is truly my hero.

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