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Vet Freezes to Death in Own Home

Even in the age of 24-hour news, some stories don't get the publicity they deserve. Marvin E. Schur, a 93-year-old veteran of WWII, froze to death in his Michigan home in January after his electricity was cut due to unpaid bills. Schur was found wrapped in multiple layers of clothes in his bed, the temperature in his house a fatal 32 degrees. Money clipped to a stack of bills was reportedly found in the kitchen. Now, John Deppen, who writes a regular column on veterans' issues for a central Pennsylvania paper, has taken up the cause, distributing bumper stickers that say "Marvin E. Schur NEVER AGAIN."