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A top secret 'Ghost Army' of artist-soldiers fooled Hitler’s troops.

One of its last members is living a quiet life in Schaumburg.

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Art is the thread that has run through 95-year-old Bernie Bluestein's life.

It has stretched from his youth sketching newspaper comic strips and pinup girls in Cleveland to his golden years racking up 30 years' tenure as an emeritus art student at Harper College in Palatine.

His tidy four-room apartment in Schaumburg is a testament to his lifelong devotion, nearly every inch filled with paintings, etchings, sketches, carvings, standing sculptures and handmade furniture.

But it was in the role of soldier where he created perhaps his most remarkable work.

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by William Lee, Chicago Trubune