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A Marine color guard member ceremoniously presents an American Flag to Kathy Templeton during interment ceremonies held May 233 in honor of her father Wayne Smith, a Marine Staff Sergeant who died about seven years ago.

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Years after his death, Marine finally honored for his decade of service

Wayne Smith served 10 years in the Marines, including four tours in Vietnam — enduring injuries while earning the rank of Staff Sergeant. Recently, he received full military honors in an memorial interment ceremony conducted at the Gerald Solomon National Cemetery, after a holdup of about seven years.


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