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Ex-Washoe DA, WWII Vet Jack Streeter Dies at 91

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Former Washoe County District Attorney Jack Streeter has died.

Streeter was one Nevada's most decorated veterans of World War II, according to the Reno Gazette Journal. He died Saturday at the age of 91.

Streeter was a 22-year-old Army lieutenant with the 1st Infantry Division known as the Big Red One when the Normandy Invasion took place in June 1944. He was in the wave that stormed Omaha Beach amid a hail of enemy fire. He told the Gazette-Journal in an interview in 2009, "It's the kind of thing you don't want to remember.

Streeter was Washoe County district attorney from 1951-54.

A memorial service is planned Thursday 2 p.m. at Walton's Funeral Home in Reno.

He's survived by his wife, Vera, son, Jackson, and three grandchildren.

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Information from: Reno Gazette-Journal, http://www.rgj.com (AP)

Today, U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) issued the following statement regarding the passing of Nevada's most decorated World War II veteran, Lt. Jack Streeter:

"My thoughts and prayers are with Lt. Streeter's wife, son, friends and entire family during this difficult time. With the passing of Lt. Streeter, Nevada has lost its most decorated World War II veteran and an American hero. Throughout his service, Lt. Streeter was willing to stand up and defend the freedoms we enjoy amid incredible adversity. The sacrifices he made in an effort to spread freedom and democracy represents the very best of this nation, and we are all grateful for his service," Senator Dean Heller.

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