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Minnesota World War II veteran honored

Minnesota’s last living World War II Medal of Honor recipient was laid to rest Saturday. Mike Colallilo of West Duluth was among the 450 service members awarded the nation’s highest combat honor during the war. Colallilo was 86 years old.
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Minnesota’s last living World War II Medal of Honor recipient was laid to rest Saturday. Mike Colallilo of West Duluth was among the 450 service members awarded the nation’s highest combat honor during the war. Colallilo was 86 years old.

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