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Illinois man's World War II diary gets life online

Charles F. Bruns "blogged" during World War II.

Now, 70 years later, the Champaign man's diary is finally being published.

The now-94-year-old's daily diary has become repurposed on the blog www.70YearsAgo.com.

The website was created by Bruns' son John and includes daily posts written by the soldier on the same day 70 years ago. The entries detail Bruns' time in north Africa and Europe.

Cissna Park farmer John Bruns says his father is "blogging from the past."

The elder Bruns was working as a salesmen at a Champaign clothing store when he decided to join the Army.

He kept a diary of his experience from 1942 until after the German surrender in 1945, while also sending letters to his family back in Illinois.

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