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Chris Davis reads the commemoration on Lloyd Hawks' newly dedicated monument to sons Ward, 7, at left, and Shepherd, 10. Sarah Smith / Park Rapids Enterprise

Fallen war hero honored

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Major General Larry Shellito, head of Minnesota's Department of Veterans Affairs, was awestruck that tiny Park Rapids staged a "phenomenal tribute" to honor a fallen war hero that time nearly forgot.

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Dave "Lefty" Anderson simply wanted the war hero to be recognized.

Friday afternoon nearly 200 people, vets, Patriot Guard members and family gathered at Greenwood Cemetery to honor Lloyd Cortez Hawks, an event driven by Anderson's desire to remember a man he never knew.

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