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Volunteers Sought to Set Up Flags for Military Funeral in Linn County

Volunteers are being sought to provide assistance setting up US Flags for the funeral of Navy Petty Officer George Merton Gooch, who was killed on the USS Oklahoma during the attack on Pearl Harbor.

The group “The Flagman’s Mission Continues” will be posting 500 flags on Friday in Laclede, Missouri, located in Linn County, for the funeral. Petty Officer Gooch will be laid to rest in the Laclede Cemetery with full military honors on Saturday.

Volunteers can call 618-409-0323 or visit

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