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At left, most of the crew who were tasked with removing flags from veterans’ graves recently are pictured. From left to right, Dave Hudleston, Dick Ketcik, Noel Hastings, Lyle Bouchard, and George Smith. Missing from the photo is Ron Patton, and A. G. “Doc” Souter. The crew, made up of members of The American Legion Post 83 and VFW Post 4420, retrieved in excess of 2,000 flags that had outlived their lives in Lakeview, Fairview, Hiawatha, Old Cooks, Inwood Township, and Advent cemeteries. The flags had been placed on the veterans’ graves in mid-May. 25p1.jpg