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Valley laid to rest


July 16, 2018

Jan Tucker/Daily/Globe

Rear Admiral Katherine McCabe presents the flag which covered the casket of Lowell Valley to his brother Bob who had fought for years to have his brother's remains identified. Sitting next to Bob Valley is World War II veteran Al Smith.


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ONTONAGON - A solemn line of people waved flags and bowed their heads as the hearse holding the casket of Ontonagon native Lowell Earl Valley was carried through Ontonagon to his final resting place at Holy Family Cemetery Saturday.

Navy Fireman Second Class Valley, was killed December 7, 1941 when his ship, the Oklahoma, was torpedoed at Pearl Harbor. It took 77 years and several graves, before his remains were identified and sent home to Ontonagon. A full contingent of navy personnel, including a Rear Admiral, paid tribute to Valley at the solemn rites....

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