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Cedar Rapids D-Day vet dies

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

An Iowa World War II veteran we introduced you to on the 70th Anniversary of D-Day has passed away.

Frank Roman, of Cedar Rapids, was in the turret of a bomber during the D-Day invasion. He wasn't able to return to those beaches until just weeks ago, and then, the day before his visit, he fell and broke his hip.

However, after weeks in a French hospital, medical staff took him to see the beaches in an ambulance. We caught up with him just after he returned to Cedar Rapids to recover.

Family members say Roman died yesterday.

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