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Portland monument re-dedicated to honor Jewish-American soldier killed in WWI

Citizens re-dedicated a memorial Friday for the first Jewish-American soldier from Portland killed in the line of duty in World War I. (WGME)

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Citizens re-dedicated a memorial Friday for the first Jewish-American soldier from Portland killed in the line of duty in World War I.

One-hundred years ago, Corporal Jacob Cousins died on a battlefield.

Friday, a group honored Corporal Cousins, along with seven Jewish-American soldiers from Portland who died in World War II.

The original memorial was dedicated back in 1935 and placed in a somewhat hidden location, but the memorial was recently renovated and moved to a more prominent part of the city on the Eastern Prom overlooking Casco Bay,

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