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Members of the United Veterans of the Flathead stand at attention and serve as the color guard at the funeral of Maj. Gen. Neil Van Sickle on October 22, 2019 in C.E. Conrad Memorial Cemetery in Kalispell. Van Sickle will be honored on Memorial Day this year as the United Veterans of Flathead Valley raise a flag in his honor. (Brenda Ahearn/Daily Inter Lake FILE)

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Flathead veterans to honor acclaimed military officer with flag ceremony
May 24, 2020 1 a.m.

Flathead veterans to honor acclaimed military officer with flag ceremony

Maj. Gen. Neil Van Sickle was the oldest living West Point graduate when he left this world at 104 years old on Sept. 29, 2019, and while it’s a marvel to reach that ripe old age, it was the wide-ranging accomplishments throughout the many decades of his live that are the measure of the man.