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Wreaths honor area veterans killed in action

Ken and Donna Iwan of Albion placed three wreaths in honor of family members.
Ken and Donna Iwan of Albion placed three wreaths in honor of family members.
Anonymous donors honored deceased area veterans and their families with Christmas wreaths last week.
Families of veterans who were killed in military action, received the wreaths from Timeless Floral, Rentals and Decor in Albion.
Bev Schuele of Cedar Rapids assisted in delivering the wreaths.
Two of the wreaths were placed at the Memorial Walls at the Greeley County Courthouse, Greeley.
Other wreaths honored two sons of Ken and Donna Iwan of Albion — First Lt. Edward Iwan of Albion, who was killed in action Nov. 12, 2004, in Fallujah, Iraq, and his older brother, Matthew Alan Iwan, who died in an auto accident during his senior year of high school on Nov. 20, 1988.
Donna Iwan’s brother, Spec. 5 Edward Dugan of Greeley, killed in action in Vietnam on June 3, 1970, was also honored with a wreath.
Other wreaths from the anonymous donors were delivered to Spalding in honor of PFC Christopher Pfeifer, who died Sept. 25, 2007, from combat wounds suffered in Afghanistan, and SSgt. Terry Berney of Spalding, who was killed Oct. 1, 1969 in action during the Vietnam War.
Other deceased Vietnam veterans honored by the anonymous donors in Greeley County were Cpl. Johnny Harris, Jr., killed in action July 27, 1969, and PFC Larence Harvey, killed in action May 12, 1969.
Boone County Vietnam vetrans honored with wreaths from Timeless were Sgt. Norman D. Green of Albion, killed in action Feb. 18, 1968, and Sgt. William R. Thiem, killed in action Nov. 27, 1968.
Cards attached to the wreaths for those killed in action were inscribed: “All gave some, some gave all.”