In the photograph, the elder Biega is dressed in his World War II Army uniform.
"Dad served in the Battle of the Bulge," Biega said with barely disguised pride. "He was an interrogator. He knew several languages so he was the one who questioned any prisoners they took. But he also volunteered to search for mines in the field with his bayonet. It must have been pretty hairy. They awarded him the Bronze Star."
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