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Highwood resident Dominic Baracani, a WWII vet who served in the Merrill’s Marauders in Burma, died Aug. 1. (Photo submitted)
Alan P. Henry, Freelance Reporter
2:41 am CDT August 26, 2019

Amongst the impressive annals of the nation’s military history, the heroic exploits of Merrill’s Marauders in Burma during World War II stand tall, so much so that the all-volunteer Army unit enjoys the rare distinction of each soldier having been awarded the Bronze Star for heroic achievement in a combat zone.