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Rotary honors WWII vet for service

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City designates Dec. 21 as Garland Decell Day
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Ruston alderman Jedd Lewis, left, and Rotary member Bill Elmore, right, honored Ruston resident and World War II veteran Garland Decell Wednesday at the Rotary Club’s weekly meeting. Decell received his second Paul Harris Fellow award from the Rotary, and Dec. 21 is now known as Garland Decell Day in the City of Ruston.

The Ruston Rotary Club has had its fair share of veterans as members over its history in the city, and now, as the years continue to pass, the number of those veterans is slipping away, especially those from the World War II generation.

The Rotary Club decided to honor their last surviving member of WWII on Wednesday, and Ruston decided to pay tribute as well, leaving Dec. 21 as a new day in the history books for the city.

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