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Members of the Park Rapids American Legion color guard get ready to march to Red Bridge Park for a prayer service Monday morning. (Anna Erickson / Enterprise)

Soldiers remembered during memorial services

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Irv Morrill saluted the fallen soldiers Monday whose crosses occupy a secluded section of the Laporte Cemetery.

"I knew them all," he said quietly.

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"Ray Bosman, he was an Army pilot. He flew a B-17. He was killed in... There's (Frank) Niless. He was on a sub. Warren Olson was in the infantry."

Morrill was one of dozens who turned out on a gray somber day to remember the fallen.

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