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Great sacrifices remembered on Memorial Day

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WENATCHEE — Kenneth “Gunny” Cornwell laid a wreath for the Purple Heart Association at the Memorial star at Wenatchee Cemetery on Memorial Day.

The 87-year-old Wenatchee man returned a minute later to place another wreath on the star on behalf of the Marine Corps League.

“This is a very special day for me,” the lifetime U.S. Marine said. “It makes me realize how fortunate I am to still be here.”

Cornwell fought in World War II, the Korean War and…

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