Thursday, June 27, 2013

6-28-13 remains of vietnam soldier buried in wisconsin

WASHBURN, Wis. (AP) — Marine Lance Cpl. Merlin Raye Allen was just 20 when his life ended in Vietnam. Forty-six years later, he's finally back in his beloved Bayfield County of northern Wisconsin. An enemy rocket brought down the helicopter Allen was in over Hue (way) Province. His remains were not discovered until a joint U.S.-Vietnamese recovery team excavated the wreck site last year. Visitation will be tomorrow at the Bratley Funeral Home in Washburn.

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