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Sgt. Norbert P. Dlugoss

World War II Veteran dies days before 11/11, the same day as his 70th Wedding Anniversary

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To help honor those who serve and those who have served on Veterans Day 2013, Fox 2 asked its viewers to send in photos of loved ones, friends and family who answered the call of duty.

The photos are being used to create a "Tribute to Our Troops" photo gallery.

It's also to help commemorate the 10th Anniversary Special "Tribute to Our Troops" that airs Monday, Veterans Day, at 6:30 p.m., of course right here on Fox 2.

So far we've received well over 100 photos.

While our team worked to publish the photos, one, among the many great ones, stands out.

Diane submitted the photo in this story.  In the caption she posted this:

Norbert Dlugoss proudly served in World War II.  He passed away November 4, 2013, just days ago.  Norm and his wife would have celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Veteran's day, today.  We all miss and love him.

Diane (James) Munroe told posted the photo.  She told me over the phone that her dad was a true family man.  He worked at Ford as a design engineer.  He and his wife June had five kids, 7 grand kids and 7 great- grand kids.  They would have celebrated their 70th anniversary on Monday.  He served in the 82nd Airborne Division during Word War II.

Our condolences to the Dlugloss family.  We also salute Norbert Dlugloss and express our deepest gratitude for serving this great country.  God Speed.

The Fox 2 Family.

From a memorial web site with information about funeral services:

Norbert Dlugoss

June 6, 1923 - November 7, 2013


Tuesday November 12, 2013, 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Lake Orion Spark-Griffin Funeral Home

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Wednesday November 13, 2013, 11:00 a.m.

St. Joseph Catholic Church

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Dlugoss, Norbert,; of Oxford; age 90; November 7, 2013; beloved husband of June Dlugoss for 70 years; loving father to Diane (James) Munro, David (Kathy) Dlugoss, Linda (Steven) Zelmer, Alan (Debra) Dlugoss, Randall (Vaishali) Dlugoss; Norbert was preceded in death by his loving parents Victoria and Peter Dlugoss, also preceded in death by his brothers Leo and Martin Dlugoss; loving grandfather to Darius Dlugoss, Chris (Sarah) Zelmer, Eric (Julie) Dlugoss, Season (Ryan) Kasten, Phillip Dlugoss, Jane Dlugoss, and Megan Ward; great-grandfather to Sam Dlugoss, Joshua Bell, Caleb Dlugoss, Naomi Zelmer, Ayden Dlugoss, Natalya Dlugoss, and Levi Zelmer.

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