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Legion Riders pay tribute to fallen warrior

June 11, 2012

The American Legion does a "21-gun salute" during a special wreath laying ceremony Sunday morning at the grave of Marine Michael Doheny in Broken Bow.

More than 100 American Legion Riders gathered in Broken Bow this past weekend for the organization's State Romp. Sunday morning, the group held a special tribute at the Broken Bow Cemetery, where they conducted a wreath laying ceremony in honor of Michael Doheny, former Marine killed in Iraq in 2007.

It was a somewhat gray, gloomy morning as just a few light raindrops fell throughout the very touching service. Doheny's mother, sister and a host of close friends and commarades attended the ceremony. His brother, Rob, was unable to attend but sent a heartfelt letter which was read at the service.

Excerpts from that letter and photos of the service will be featured in the June 14 Custer County Chief.

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