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COLUMBUS, Ind. — A huge garrison flag spanning the entrance to the downtown at Second and Jackson streets will both welcome home and say goodbye to two fallen Marines Saturday morning.
The remains of Manley Winkley and his nephew Lyman, who fought in some of the most ferocious battles of World War II and the Korean conflict, will be escorted through the city at 11:30 a.m. by a formation of vehicles including an estimated 400 motorcycles driven by members of the Indiana Patriot Guard and Rolling Thunder, groups dedicated to honoring fallen veterans, on their way to burial ceremonies in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison.
The flag, which will be mounted from the extended arms of ladder trucks belonging to the Columbus and Columbus Township fire departments, is just one of the final salutes that will be given the two men on their journey from a Nashville funeral home to the cemetery in Madison.
Please read Friday's edition of The Republic for more information.
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