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Fallen soldier welcomed home

 

July 14, 2018

Jason Juno/Daily Globe

A large group of people gather at the Michigan Welcome Center along U.S. 2 in Ironwood to pay tribute as the remains of Pearl Harbor victim Navy Fireman Second Class Lowell Valley are transported to Ontonagon Friday night. Motorcycles and fire trucks were among those escorting the hearse across the border.

By RALPH ANSAMI

ransami@yourdailyglobe.com

IRONWOOD - Ironwood area residents gathered Friday evening to pay tribute to a war hero they never knew.

The Patriot Guard caravan escorted the remains of Pearl Harbor victim Navy Fireman Second Class Lowell Valley to Ontonagon, where he will be buried today.

Around 50 people, many of them veterans, had gathered at the Michigan Tourism Information Center on U.S. 2 in Ironwood by 9 p.m., as darkness was setting in.

Former Iron County Veterans Service Officer Bob Morzenti, of Montreal, Wis., and Tom DeCarlo, a veteran from Ironwood, were searching fo...



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