At 94, WWII veteran is still carrying the flag at Fort Snelling

  • Article by: CURT BROWN , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 28, 2013 - 8:11 PM

When the second of 10 services ended Friday at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Quentin De Nio rolled up his large white U.S. Army flag and shuffled over to the Memorial Rifle Squad’s bus.

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tooty123Dec. 28, 13 8:45 PM

What a neat guy! I have been to several veteran's funerals and there are so many elderly gentlemen on the Squad. But, when you get to sit down with them at lunch, you are able to just sit and listen to them talk about the actions they were in and it becomes a great history lesson. I'm glad the some of the younger Vietnam vets are now going the squad so that it will continue.

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lumpermanDec. 31, 13 4:32 PM

What an honor it would be to shake his hand. Thank you Sir for your service and your service after your service! Class Act all the way. Truly one of the Greatest Generation!

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jeffcarpentierDec. 31, 13 4:46 PM

“A lot of guys want to fire a rifle because they were in the Navy or Air Force and never got a chance,” De Nio said. I served 12 years in the Air Force and shot a whole lot of m-16's, as do all airmen.

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