The return of a hero

Published 10:41 pm Thursday, May 25, 2017

Emmons veteran killed in Pearl Harbor comes home

It was a long time coming, but Glaydon Iverson has finally come home.

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The Emmons native who died aboard the USS Oklahoma during the attack on Pearl Harbor was brought back to Minnesota on Thursday — bringing closure to his family that was more than 75 years overdue.

Iverson’s remains were officially identified in March, and were escorted by the United States Navy from Hawaii to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on Thursday. His visitation will be today in Lake Mills. His funeral and burial will be Saturday in Emmons — where he will come to his final resting place next to his parents.

About Colleen Harrison

Colleen Harrison is the photo editor at the Albert Lea Tribune. She does photography and writes general-assignment stories.

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