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Veterans keep memories alive


May 30, 2012 - American Legion Post 63 led the community in Memorial Day remembrances, May 28 in Lakeview Cemetery.

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World War II veteran Charles J. Smalley receives a veteranís medal at the ceremony. Smalley fought on D-Day through France, and was wounded in the Hurtgen Forest in Germany. He earned the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman Badge, and other medals. He was also Clarkston police marshal until 1993. (click for larger version)
The day's events kicked off with a parade through downtown Clarkston, featuring the Legion honor guard, Clarkston High School marching band, and local military vehicles.

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