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93-year-old WWII vet becomes military support legend

A man who served our country in World War II continues to show his dedication to the military.

For more than 10 years, Hyman Strachman has been sending DVD's to soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan.

At 93-years-old, Strachman has become something of a legend with US troops overseas. He is known as "Big Hy".

"We started small, but right away it grew," Says Strachman.

Last year, The New York Times wrote about Big Hy and his operation. The article showed him buying bootleg movies and using a machine to copy thousands of them, all technically illegal.

Strachman says he would stay up all night turning out movies. "I wasn't comfortable naturally but that was the only way I could take care of the troops," He says.

Big Hy and his son now buy movies on ebay, always looking for the best deal.

After the New York Times article came out last year, Zach Galifinakas, Star of the Hangover, sent Big Hy copies of the DVD's. Eventually he started to sign them.

Original story by Jill Wagner, News12, Long Island.

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