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WWII vet won't disclose assets, evicted

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A 94-year-old World War II veteran who lives in Port Wing, Wis., near Duluth, refuses to tell housing authorities what assets he might have in his safe deposit box. So state officials couldn't establish whether he qualified for a subsidized apartment and were forced to evict him, Wisconsin Public Radio reports.

Ken Nyreen was offered a free hotel room, but he is staying with an elderly widow in Port Wing, WPR reports. He won't say why he's mum on the box's contents.

“Why should I be forced to divulge my safe-deposit box, too?” he says.

Nyreen was also featured in a WDIO story in May on the difficulties of getting aging veterans adequate medical care.

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