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Remembering a beloved son

Michele and John Barron stand quietly after laying a paving stone inscribed with their son's name in the walkway surrounding the new memorial being completed outside the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena Tuesday. Josh Barron, a U.S. Marine, was killed in the crash of a V-22 Osprey aircraft in Hawai'i in May 2015. Sale of the pavers is helping to fund the construction of the memorial, which is dedicated to post 9/11 casualties of war. Many pavers were sold to recognize friends and family in various conflicts and military branches, but the official list of the killed-in-action will be on stone tablets inside the sculpture. (Jesse Tinsley/SR photo)



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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