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A soldier remembered

August 9, 2012
The Mining Journal

Alvar Liimatainen's grave was the site of a memorial ceremony held at Park Cemetery Tuesday. Liimatainen was the first Marquette resident to die in combat action during World War II and the 70th anniversary of his death was Tuesday. The ceremony served as a remembrance to all from Marquette who died during World War II. Above: Jim Koski speaks at the ceremony about Alvar Liimatainen's life during wartime. Koski and his wife, Loraine, are working to gather information about each of the people from Marquette and Alger counties who died during the war.

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Alvar Liimatainen’s grave was the site of a memorial ceremony held at Park Cemetery Tuesday. Liimatainen was the first Marquette resident to die in combat action during World War II and the 70th anniversary of his death was Tuesday. The ceremony served as a remembrance to all from Marquette who died during World War II. (Journal photo by Matt Keiser)

 
 
 

 

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