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Josh Hanson's memory lives on at Maplewood State Park

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On a hot, breezy day on a knoll overlooking Lake Lida, dozens of people - many of them strong men tested by combat - found themselves blinking away tears from a light Saturday afternoon.

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It wasn't the strong, late summer sun that tugged at their hearts and loosed salty trails down their cheeks. It was the bright memory of Staff Sgt. Joshua Hanson, a man many said was a light in their lives and souls.

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