Local retired soldier earned ‘the walk’ at Arlington

A Badge of  Honor  Casey Riddell of Beardstown displays the Honor Guard badge he earned as tomb guard at Arlington National Cemetery’s Tomb of the Unknowns. (Photo by Brian DeLoche.)
   For many Americans, the imagery associated with the Memorial Day holiday is that of Arlington National Cemetery. With its row upon row of precisely-aligned,  bright white grave makers standing out against the background of green grass, Arlington is hallowed ground.    For others still, the image most associated with Memorial Day would be the iconic glistening white marble that is the Tomb of…

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