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Local military alumni honor fallen soldiers

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St. Louis, MO (KMOV.com) -- The 12th annual POW/MIA ceremony was held at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery Saturday morning to honor a St. Louis native and many others.

The ceremony was to honor over two hundred WWII POWs who died in Japanese prison camps in two mass graves including a St. Louis native, 1st Lt. Michael Blassie of the United States Airforce. Blassie was an unknown soldier buried in Arlington until later identified along with two WWII Medal of Honor holders and their flight crew.

Local alumni chapters of the Naval, Military and Air Force Academies as well as local VFW, American Legion ans Naval Sea Cadet groups conducted the Ceremony.

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