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December 13, 2013

'I want my story to get out there'

Newbury veteran's World War II memoir a finalist for national award

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Surviving the war was one thing, adjusting to civilian life after was another. Palumbo went on to own the Joyland ice rink on Plum Island, where he settled and raised a family. The author’s two sons, Doug and Thomas, who died in 2011, assisted their father with corralling his stories for “Load Kick Fire,” which is available online.

“I just decided that I wanted to get my story out to the public, and that’s it,” Palumbo said. “I hope they read it.”

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