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Iowa Vietnam veteran laid to rest

Russell Gipson Jr. was laid to rest at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery.

DALLAS COUNTY, Iowa — Russell Gipson Jr. had no known family members, according to Hamilton's Funeral Home. 

But the Vietnam veteran received a hero's ceremony as he was laid to rest Thursday at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery.

Gipson Jr. was born on January 28, 1945 in Kansas City, Mo. 

He graduated from Tech High School in Des Moines and was very proud to serve in the United States Navy.

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