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Officials identify WWII veteran exhumed from Fort Snelling grave

Authorities have identified the body of Minnesota veteran exhumed from his grave at Fort Snelling Thursday. Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek says the body of the World War II veteran Edward John Redhead was exhumed after a maintenance worker discovered a large amount of dirt disturbed in and around Redhead's grave.
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Authorities have identified the body of Minnesota veteran exhumed from his grave at Fort Snelling Thursday. Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek says the body of the World War II veteran Edward John Redhead was exhumed after a maintenance worker discovered a large amount of dirt disturbed in and around Redhead's grave.

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