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By LuAnn Schindler

Eighty years later, Holt County sailor returns home

Remembering the fallen


LuAnn Schindler | SAM

Homeward bound • American Legion Riders flank a vehicle carrying the flag-draped casket with remains of Fireman 1st Class Louis Tushla, of Atkinson, from Offutt Air Force Base to Atkinson, July 15.

Louis Tushla left Holt County to protect his country.

Eighty years later, Tushla returned home to a hero's welcome.

Clearwater-area residents lined Highway 275, late Thursday afternoon, as Tushla's remains were carried from Offutt Air Force Base to Atkinson, where Tushla grew up. Some waved American flags, others stood with hands over heart, as a line of more than 70 American Legion Riders curved around the Elkhorn River bridge, northwest bound. Within the queue of vehicles, Seger Funeral Home transported Tushla's flag-draped casket home. Tushla's relatives followed the caravan, car flags w...

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