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Arthur Strachman, right, son of Hyman "Big Hy"
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Arthur Strachman, right, son of Hyman "Big Hy" Strachman of "Big Hy for Heros," writes an email message in Hy's home in Massapequa. Arthur handles email correspondence with troops who get videos from his father. (Aug. 5, 2013)(Credit: Daniel Brennan)

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WWII vet a hero to troops

For the past 11 years, Hyman "Big Hy" Strachman, 93, has taken on the time-consuming task of buying, packaging and shipping DVDs to U.S. troops overseas. He works at it every day — including Christmas — and sometimes gets up in the middle of the night to package another shipment, worried that he hasn't sent enough.