6-Year-Old WWII French Resistance Agent Honored at Long Last

Quinquin, his code name, followed orders, crossing enemy lines to pass messages if needed. In the end he was killed by friendly fire, at the age of 6.

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This photo provided by the Bremaud family shows the Resistance card of Marcel Pinte. Quinquin, his code name, followed orders, crossing enemy lines to pass messages if needed. In the end he was killed by friendly fire, at the age of 6, likely France's youngest member of the Resistance fighting occupying Nazis during World War II. Marcel Pinte is among the fallen being honored Wednesday, when France commemorates the Nov. 11, 1918 armistice ending World War I and pays homage to all those who have died for the nation. (Courtesy of the Bremaud family via AP)
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PARIS (AP) — Quinquin, his code name, followed orders, crossing enemy lines to pass messages if needed. In the end he was killed by friendly fire, at the age of 6, likely France’s youngest member of the Resistance fighting occupying Nazis during World War II. Marcel Pinte has only recently been getting his due. Just last week his name was inscribed on a monument to the war dead in Aixe-sur-Vienne, a town of less than…

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