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    Home at Last: WWII veteran returns home after nearly 80 years [Image 10 of 12]

    Home at Last: WWII veteran returns home after nearly 80 years

    EMPORIA, KS, UNITED STATES

    09.18.2021

    Photo by Lance Cpl. Jacqueline Arre 

    2nd Marine Division

    U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Evan Luisi, a native Palmerton, Pa., and a rifleman with 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment (1/6), 2d Marine Division, lays his French Fourragere on the casket of Pfc. Glenn White, in Emporia, Kan., Sept. 18, 2021. White was in 1/6 when he was killed in action in Tarawa Atoll, Gilbert Islands, during World War II. “Being able to participate in the ceremony was an amazing opportunity; laying down my French Fourragere was a huge honor,” Luisi said. “My French Fourragere will be buried with him, to symbolize our brotherhood through 1/6. Something that I once wore will always be a part of his memory—that’s incredible, I’ll always remember that moment.”

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    IMAGE INFO

    Date Taken: 09.18.2021
    Date Posted: 09.20.2021 11:13
    Photo ID: 6844806
    VIRIN: 210918-M-JQ356-1164
    Resolution: 5435x3057
    Size: 6.21 MB
    Location: EMPORIA, KS, US 
    Hometown: PALMERTON, PA, US

    Web Views: 51
    Downloads: 3

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