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By Andi Bourne

Gone But Not Forgotten


Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

U.S. Navy, WWII veteran Mike Milochik (far left) and Marine Corps, Korean War veteran Bob Korn (far right) pose with Legion member Ray Haera and Valli Bigley before dropping the wreath in the Swan River.

SWAN VALLEY - "So long Sarge," said Swan Valley American Legion Post 63 Commander Rick Ferguson after sharing the story about his platoon sergeant William Washington Hence who was killed in Vietnam June 2, 1968, "Gone but never forgotten."

The Swan Valley remembered and honored all men and women who gave their lives in service to the Nation on the traditional Memorial Day May 30 at the Cold Creek Bridge. Ferguson also recognized WWII Naval Gunner Dick Wilhelm and Vietnam Specialist Four Richard James Best Jr. who were killed in battle and the valley's living veterans who have served in war...

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