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World War II veteran in Perham receives flag flown over the U.S. Capitol in his honor

U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson made good on his promise Wednesday, as he made his way to Briarwood Apartments in Perham to deliver a special flag to one of its residents -- a visibly happy World War II veteran, Duane Donley.

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U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson (D), delivered a flag he had flown over the U.S. Capitol last Thursday in honor of Duane Donley, far right, a World War II veteran who lives in Perham. (submitted photo)

U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson made good on his promise Wednesday, as he made his way to Briarwood Apartments in Perham to deliver a special flag to one of its residents - a visibly happy World War II veteran, Duane Donley.

Peterson was able to fly that very flag over the U.S. Capitol on Donley's 95th birthday on Thursday, May 23. Less than a week later, Peterson hand-delivered the flag to Donley to keep, along with a plaque commemorating Donley's service fighting in the Battle of the Bulge and other World War II battles , and his longtime service to the Perham community through farming and volunteering.

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