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Kellett arrives in Ironwood


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IRONWOOD — The surviving sister and nephew of Walter Kellett, a soldier who died in the Philippines during World War II, were present Thursday to see his recently identified remains arrive at Central Wisconsin Airport in Mosinee, and sent on to Ironwood where he will be buried Saturday.

“It means a lot being here,” said Staff Sgt. T.J. Maleport, the U.P. team leader for Army funeral honors. “Lately, we’ve had a number of transfers for repatriation of remains from Korean War vets, and World War II, because they are now able to identify them.”


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