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Scenes from Memorial Day '68 include dad visiting grave of son killed in Vietnam

Pamela Ferlazzo of Girl Scout Troop 146 kneels before a memorial at the Wells-Mitchell Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars, on Monday, May 27, 1968. Also attending the service are, from left, Angelo Aldi, post commander; Mabel Ferradino, VFW auxiliary president; Mrs. George Cipriano, president of the Rotterdam Junction Fire Department Auxiliary; Walter Zielinski, Rotterdam Junction fire chief; Ted Alff, Cub Scout Pack 53; and Rotterdam Town Councilman Benjamin Wollner.
Pamela Ferlazzo of Girl Scout Troop 146 kneels before a memorial at the Wells-Mitchell Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars, on Monday, May 27, 1968. Also attending the service are, from left, Angelo Aldi, post commander; Mabel Ferradino, VFW auxiliary president; Mrs. George Cipriano, president of the Rotterdam Junction Fire Department Auxiliary; Walter Zielinski, Rotterdam Junction fire chief; Ted Alff, Cub Scout Pack 53; and Rotterdam Town Councilman Benjamin Wollner.
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Raymond Lee Hyson fought for his country on the Fourth of July, 1967. The Marine lance corporal was in Quang Nam Province, Vietnam. He was struck by mortar fragments as he defended his unit’s position and died of his injuries. On May 30, 1968 — Memorial Day — people remembered Hyson’s sacrifice. Lester Hyson, Raymond’s father, wore a solemn expression as he picked up a red chrysanthemum that had been placed on his son’s grave ...


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