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Local resident Ruth Pitts will be remembering her uncle this Memorial Day. Sgt. Charles Isaac Templeton, 24, died in Germany on March 9, 1945.“My father’s brother served for two years and died just two months before the end of the war,” said Pitts.Bringing the family’s loss to the forefront 70 years later was the discovery of hundreds of letters and personal items saved by Templeton’s mother. “My grandmother had all this in her cedar chest,” said Pitts.

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