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Brownton veteran displays his pride for everyone to see

There is no doubt of where his pride rests.
Duane Becker’s yard in Brownton hosts a display honoring his military service and the service of family members and Americans who served their country. Becker served in the U.S. Navy on active duty from 1963 to ’67 plus two years of inactive duty. The side yard of his house on North Ninth Avenue in Brownton includes a colorful, carefully planned display honoring the service.
People in the area have stopped to see his display and chat with the amicable veteran about the display and swap stories of military service. The display, as indicated on a sign Becker had made, is in honor of the men and women who served in the armed forces of the United States of America past and present.
“God bless America,” it states.
The display includes photographs of the ship Becker served on, the USS MacDonough, a guided missile frigate. It also includes photos of the USS Chicago, a cruiser his brother, Sylvan, served on and the dock landing ship, USS Comstock, on which his nephew served. The display includes banners for each branch of the service as well as decorative stones holding the logos for each branch of the service. An aluminum frame Becker had made supports the flags.

(For the complete story, see the Nov. 7 print edition of The Chronicle.)