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By Lou Marzeles
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Area veterans finally get full military honors

 

Lou Marzeles

HONORS NEVER COME TOO LATE: Veterans from around Klickitat County were given full military honors posthumously in a ceremony Thursday at the American Legion.

In a ceremony at the Goldendale American Legion Thursday, 21 military personnel from Bingen, Centerville, Dallesport, Goldendale, and White Salmon were posthumously presented with full military funeral honors as part of the Veterans Memorial Tribute Program.

The program was initiated by Congress in 2000 as a way to officially pay respects to a veteran and his or her family.

The 21 military personnel honored in Thursday’s ceremony were:

• Eugene Belford, Sr., Goldendale.

• Glen Roy Benjamin, Goldendale

• Jack Merlin Burke, Goldendale

• John Warren Carsey, Goldendale.

• Howard Wallace Chapman, Goldendale.

James Robert Edge, Bingen.

Bruce Erlenbush, Dallesport.

David Leon Garner,...



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