Area vets honor one of their own

Friends and family gathered at the Freeport cemetery Tuesday and were met by American Legion Post 0163 Bernatz-Symonds, Decorah and American Legion Halverson-Giesen Post 266, Calmar, who combined efforts to provide full military rites to fellow veteran Edward ‘Ed’ Youngblood. Youngblood, of Decorah, died Thursday, May 14, at his home. For more photos and information, see page 28. (Photos by Olivia Martinez) For information about area Memorial Day observances,

see page 2.