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Pine Island veteran memorialized

Local Pine Island man honored for his service.

Posted: Aug 11, 2018 11:52 PM
Updated: Aug 11, 2018 11:53 PM

PINE ISLAND, Minn.- A local Pine Island man who served in world war II is finally being honored.
The bugle playing veterans gave fellow solider Wayne Spriestersbach the honor he deserves. After waiting nearly 20 years to find out what had happened to him overseas.
The veteran died when Japan attacked allies in the Philippines in 1941.
Les Fields played the bugle for todays memorial and tells KIMT that where he stand was symbolic.
“They suggested that I stand a ways away from the actual service to symbolize that his remains are not here,” said Fields.
Wayne’s body is buried in a U-S military cemetery in the Philippines.

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