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05/27/12 — 'I'm doing it for Don'

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'I'm doing it for Don'

By Kenneth Fine
Published in News on May 27, 2012 1:50 AM

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Becky Harrell places a flag on a grave Saturday morning at Wayne Memorial Park -- just like she and her husband, Don, did together every year until this one.

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News-Argus/MICHAEL BETTS

Becky Harrell, this year's Gold Star wife, sits holding the flag that honors her late husband, Don Harrell Jr., while sitting next to the wreath that was placed on his grave. Harrell died from complications of Agent Orange exposure which he encountered during his service in the Vietnam War.

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This undated photo shows Don Harrell in Vietnam.

Their uniforms were almost frightening -- the young sailors who gathered alongside one of the graves nestled inside Wayne Memorial Park last June. Those finely pressed jackets and pants meant that Don Harrell was really gone -- that a...

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