Sunday, May 25, 2008

Veterans' burials nonstop at national cemeteries

By Joe Milicia, Associated Press - RITTMAN, Ohio — The cracking of rifle fire silenced the twittering blue jays, blackbirds and killdeer. As members of the color guard lowered their rifles, the smell of bitter smoke drifted over the family and friends of former Army Sgt. Ellis Hale, a Vietnam War veteran who died of prostate cancer at age 59.

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