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Local Marine laid to rest at home after 64 years

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On the holiday weekend set aside to remember those who gave their life for their country, a local Marine finally got the burial he deserved, 64 years after he lost his life.

Corporal Harold Reed was killed in action in November of 1950 during the Korean War. The Marine Corps was finally able to identify his remains last month and his surviving friends and family gathered at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park to to say their final goodbyes.

Corporal Reed's brother-in-law Billy Power said, "It's a marvelous day. You gotta thank the Marines 101 times." He said the family, especially his late wife Dorothy, waited for this day for decades. "It was difficult right up to the day she died, cause she still missed him every holiday. Unfortunately, she did not live to see this day and his mother didn't live to see this day. But he's buried next to his mother and his sister is right at the mother's feet."

Don Mooney served with Corporal Reed. "he was a brother. All Marines are brothers. We have a camaraderie among Marines that is unequaled by any other military unit."

Corporal Reed was laid to rest with full military honors.
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