• Born in a refugee camp in Austria, where his parents fled from Cold War-era Hungary while Beres was still in his mother’s womb
• Immigrating to the United States with only the kindness of a Connecticut church to keep his family warm and fed
• Eating a lot of buttered bread and collecting cans to turn in for money to buy food and second-hand clothing
“He is a shining example of not only what a trooper should be, but what a man should be,” said Cpl. Paul Brouthers, Beres’ supervisor.
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