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Willmar, Minn., veteran logs 60-plus years of playing farewell to soldiers (videos)


WILLMAR -- When the final rifle volley of the American Legion honor guard fades into silence, it's the sign for Delbert Schueller to raise his trumpet to his lips for the playing of taps.

Schueller, 81, has performed this poignant graveside ritual hundreds of times for deceased Willmar-area veterans and their surviving families.

And it's meaningful every single time, said Schueller, a 1950s-era veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

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Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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