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American Legion officer seeks graves of local veterans


January 31, 2018

DALE JENKINS looks over graves in Gilliland Cemetery as part of his search for local veterans buried in the Sweet Home area.

Dale Jenkins is looking for the public's help in locating the graves of veterans in the Sweet Home area

Jenkins, commander of Sweet Home's American Legion Post, is specifically looking for the locations of graves for World War I veterans as well as those from earlier conflicts, including the Spanish American War and those between the United States and Indians.

"We started in our district here, trying to recognize where World War I veterans were buried," Jenkins said last week, standing in Gilliland Cemetery near a World War I veteran's grave. "We started around Albany and are working this...

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