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Veterans Day – Cottage Grove

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From left is son Michael, daughter Beverly, and Raymond Bourque at the Cottage Grove Veterans Day Ceremony Monday. Michael is holding a picture of himself, while Beverly is holding a picture of her dad, Raymond, who is an Honor Flight Program participant. Raymond was born on Jan. 7, 1927 and served in the United States Navy from 1943-46. He was also part of both operations in Iwo Jima and Okinawa. He continued serving aboard Admiral Halsey 3rd Fleet, a 2,100-ton destroyer that was a Campbell class ship. During this time, he also survived two extreme typhoons.



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