Veteran remembers fallen on July 4

By DEE MOORE For the Keizertimes Lou Nordyke stoops over a broken flag that lies next to a grave at Claggett Cemetery. The retired Marine, a Master Gunney Sergeant, moves slowly, as he replaces the damaged flag with another. It’s a duty he has taken upon himself, honoring the deceased veterans who are laid to rest here. The new flag flutters in the gentle breeze under the noon sun. Since the early 1990’s he has gone out to the cemetery on Flag Day, Memorial Day, Veteran’s Day and July 4th  to place flags on the soldier’s graves. “I am...

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