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Kootenay war bond cemented

Two Kootenay families bound by war officially reunited Saturday when Kitchener's George Huscroft met Nelson's Ron Cox, who served alongside his father during World War II.

Cox, a corporal, and Denis Huscroft, a lieutenant, participated in a dangerous mission at Little Tobruk, Holland in 1945. The story of that incident was recounted in a Star Weekly article by Matthew Halton.

Although Cox returned home safely, Huscroft did not: he was killed in battle at Wagenborgen a few weeks before the war ended. George, 68, never met his father and until today had never met Cox, 92, either.

The reunion came about after the Star wrote a profile of Cox last Remembrance Day which Denis Huscroft's sister spotted online.

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