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Excerpts from the July 29, 2004 Pioneer Journal

• Pettit reunites with Mickey Rooney

Wadena banker Alan Pettit reunited with his old Army pingpong buddy Mickey Rooney on Saturday in Staples. The two men met while they were stationed in France in 1944 during World War II. They played a number of pingpong matches with each other. Besides a love for pingpong, they had another thing in common, Pettit said.

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"He was short, and I was short," Pettit said.

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