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Friends of slain WW2 veteran look for answers in Merced

It was Max Brown’s biggest regret in life. He had never contacted the family of Lazaro “Lester” Martinez, the 19-year-old kid who had held him when he was certain he would die on the shores of a distant island in World War 2. On Max’s deathbed in 2001, his son Scott made him a promise. He would track Martinez’ family down, and tell them in…