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By Mark Hebert

Mae Walsh honored as Gold Star Mother


October 3, 2018

Mark Hebert

Mae Walsh, 98, was Honored as A gold Start Mother on Gold Star Mother's Day by Malta VFW Post 4067 and the Auxiliary at the Hi-Line Retirement Center Sunday night.

Mae Walsh, 98, was honored as a Gold Star Mother on Gold Star Mother's Day last Sunday at the Hi-Line Retirement Center.

"This is the most hugs I've gotten in a long time," Walsh announced.

Walsh's son, Truman J. Walsh, was killed in action in Thua Thien, Vietnam, on February 25, 1969, while serving in the United States Army at the age of 21 (he is honored on Panel 31W, Line 61 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.) A gold star symbolizes a family member who died in the line of duty while serving the United States Armed Forces. It may be seen on a service flag or in the fo...

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