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Kellett buried with honors

IRONWOOD - Walter Kellett is now at eternal rest in the family plot at Riverside Cemetery in Ironwood.

The 12,500-mile journey came 77 years after military historians say Kellett died at the Cabanatuan Prisoner of War Camp in the Philippines on July 19, 1942. The last mile of his journey was a drizzly cool morning drive in a funeral coach from the McKevitt-Patrick Funeral Home to the cemetery, where people gathered along the route to pay respects.

The hearse entered the cemetery gate underneath an American flag hoisted between two fire trucks with ladders extended. The procession went to the r...

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