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La Crosse man’s father to be honored in Washington, D.C. for role in “Ghost Army”

WEAU TV - Wausau, Wisconsin

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LA CROSSE, Wis. (WEAU) - Donald Fox has many memories of his father Frederic Fox scattered around his La Crosse home.

His story of becoming a part of history begins right before World War II.

“What he majored in in college, what he liked most was musical comedy. You know, he’s 22 years old and you get big ideas. And he said, well, I’m going to go to Hollywood,” said Donald Fox. “Then December 7th, 1941, comes along and my father was smart enough say, well, I’m going to enlist before I get drafted.”

The high-ups at the Pentagon learned of Frederic Fox’s theatre background. They found him to be a good fit for a top secret unit known as the “Ghost Army.”

It used special effects of sounds and visuals to throw off the German Nazis.

The overall goal? Deception.

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