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By Kevin Hanson Senior Writer

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The Enumclaw Pro Rodeo concluded a three-day run Saturday at the Expo Center

Weather The forecast for today, Wednesday, calls for showers with highs to 75 and lows to 57. Thursday’s forecast is for mostly cloudy skies and showers with highs to 74. A chance of showers continues Friday and through the weekend with highs in the 70s and lows in the mid-50s.

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Duck Tossing

Ryan Dunn, 4, tossed a couple of ducks during the Enumclaw Regional Healthcare Foundation duck race Saturday at the golf course on Boise Creek. The first through seventh place winners in order were Mercedes Heep, Pat Salisbury, Mark St. Luise, Betty Puttman, Debra Schweter, Paul Green and Mark Seaburg. Photo by Dennis Box

Service honors 32 Marines killed in 1946 Rainier crash Service scheduled for Saturday at Veterans Memorial Park By Kevin Hanson Senior Writer

The annual memorial service honoring military men who died on Mount Rainier more than 66 years ago will take place Saturday. The event, hosted by Pierce County Detachment 504 of the Marine Corps League, is sched-

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uled to begin at noon at Veterans Memorial Park. Thirty-two Marines died Dec. 10, 1946, when their military airplane slammed into the face of Mount Rainier while on the final stretch of a journey from San Diego to Seattle. They were part of a group of six military transport planes flying at 9,000 feet altitude. Due to inclement weather, four pilots abandoned their plans and landed instead at Portland, Ore., while another made it safely to Seattle; the final plane, its cargo and crew, remains entombed on the mountain.

Justin Linn had already built a long rap sheet, made threats to wipe out a local family and twice eluded Pierce County authorities. With that in mind, deputies determined the fugitive would not be leaving Buckley Thursday morning. The 28-year-old had other ideas and – instead of submitting to an Justin Linn officers’ orders – attempted to flee from the parking lot of a Buckley motel where he had spent the night. The drama ended quickly when shots rang out and Linn dropped to the ground along West Main Street, just a long block from the busy intersection of Main and state Route 410. Emergency medical assistance was rendered with Linn stretched out on the West Main pavement, until an ambulance whisked him away to Tacoma General Hospital. Later Thursday morning, word was received that Linn had successfully gone through surgery and was

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Hampered by continued poor weather, search efforts at the time of the crash proved fruitless and, after two weeks, the hunt was suspended. It was seven months before the wreckage of the Curtis Commando was spotted on South Tahoma Glacier and another four weeks before the bodies of the deceased were located high on the glacier. Hazardous conditions forced authorities to abandon plans to remove the bodies. Eventually, a stone memorial was placed within sight of the glacier. A duplicate of that memorial was created and placed at Veterans Memorial Park. Saturday’s ceremony will include a welcome by Commandant George Hilbish of the Pierce County Detachment of the Marine Corps League. An invocation will be offered by Chaplain Charles Pringle;

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the Marine Security Force out of the naval station in Bangor, Wash., will post the national colors; the Scottish American Military Society will post the service colors; and the keynote speaker will be Lt. Col. Jay Rodne, a member of the Marine Corps Reserves and a member of the Washington State Legislature. Saturday’s program also will feature a reading of the poem “32 Marines” by Jim Ross, a Mount Rainier National Park ranger, and a rifle salute by the Marine Security Detachment from Bangor. The most solemn part of each year’s ceremony comes with the tolling of a bell, the reading of the names of the 32 lost Marines and the laying of roses in front of the ceremonial marker. Honored with the tolling of the bell will be T.J. Cormier of the Carbon Glacier Young Marines.

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Enumclaw Courier-Herald, August 28, 2013