From the Archives: The Cold War

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Babe Gomez, standing, in Korea in 1951 with Oscar “Challo’’ Franco of Arizona, right, and an unidentified third member of the machine gun unit. Franco was among the buddies Gomez saved 
by shielding them from a grenade. GOMEZ FAMILY

Babe Gomez, standing, in Korea in 1951 with Oscar “Challo’’ Franco of Arizona, right, and an unidentified third member of the machine gun unit. Franco was among the buddies Gomez saved
by shielding them from a grenade. GOMEZ FAMILY

Korean War photos of Babe Gomez, Omaha
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Edward “Babe” Gomez, left, poses with fellow Marine Oscar Franco, right, behind the front lines during the Korean War in 1951. The Marine in the center is not identified, but Franco remembers his first name as Tom. The machine gun crew was cleaning a .30-caliber machine gun on a ground tarp.

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