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Gary Cotter, 89, is shown above with the display he made of campaign medals earned during a 1944-45 tour of duty in the South Pacific. His hat shows that he is a proud combat veteran of World War II. He will remember comrades who fell in battle on Monday, which is Memorial Day.

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Serving and remembering

On this Memorial Day weekend, when America honors its war dead, pause to think of one particular duty that befell Gary Cotter as a 17-year-old merchant seaman during World War II.

May 27, 2017 noon read more..


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