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    World War II pilot awarded Congressional Gold Medal

    February 17, 2016

    NEW JERSEY -- Milton “Manny” Shucard of Paramus has accomplished plenty. He fought 12 times as a professional boxer under the name “Jersey Devil” to provide for his family. He fully restored a 1959 Jaguar XK150 Roadster that was used in four movies. He even jumped out of planes as a paratrooper. Now the 93-year-old Shucard can add another achievement to a life fully lived: a Congressional Gold Medal for his service as a Civil Air Patrol pilot during World War II. As a member of the patrol, Shucard's job was to search the East Coast for enemy ships, in particular German U-boats. He also fixed planes and worked on experimental aircraft.

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