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December 22, 2009

Christmas 1963: How a German sailor’s life changed in Duluth

A headline on the front page of the News Tribune 46 years ago today — “He Won’t Be Home for Christmas” — was so cold, so heartless. And so wrong, as it would turn out.

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“They saw a movement … and the organizer of the trip shot immediately,” Jacobs wrote. “He hit me in both legs. The left calf was gone. My right femur [was] completely crushed. The hunter used soft lead bullets. So the result was pretty good. I know now how an animal must feel.”

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