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Wed., Aug. 11, 2010, 4:30 p.m.

Minnick Donates Miles To Baker’s Widow

U.S. Rep. Walt Minnick is donating his frequent flyer miles to the widow of Medal of Honor recipient Vernon Baker so she can attend his burial at Arlington National Cemetery. Baker, who belatedly received the nation’s highest military award for his role in World War II, was 90 when he died at his home near St. Maries in northern Idaho last month. Baker’s wife, Heidi, recently told reporters the family could not afford to travel to Virginia for his ceremonial burial/Betsy Russell, Eye On Boise. More here.




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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