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An afternoon of fun for vets at Cape fishing pier

John "Jack" Burris had a fun afternoon on the fishing pier. Burris served with the eighth infantry in World War II and was a prisoner of war in Germany. BY NICK ROTH
October 5, 2011

Six veterans from the Wilmington VA Medical Center in Elsmere made the trip down to Cape Henlopen State Park Sept. 29 for a day of fishing at the pier. They were accompanied by two drivers, two nurses, two aids, volunteers from American Legion Post 17 and its ladies auxiliary. The veterans served in World War II and Vietnam. After fishing, the vets went to Post 17, where they were served a barbecue lunch.