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Covert World War II special forces members from Dawson Creek honoured by U.S. army

A ceremony honouring Peace-region members of the First Special Forces Unit of World War II is being held at the Alaska Highway House in Dawson Creek.

The First Special Service Force was a U.S.-Canadian unit formed during World War II for specialized combat and covert operations. It included five members from the Peace region of B.C. and Alberta, including Geoffrey Hart. It wasn't until years after his father's death that John Hart learned more about the unit, and what his father did. He spoke with Daybreak's Andrew Kurjata.

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Geoffrey Hart and other unit members are being honoured at the Alaska Highway House at 2 pm on July 29. There will also be ceremonies in the United States.

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