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Police find three urns, one with remains of D-Day veteran

TAMPA — Police on Sunday found three urns behind a vacant building with paperwork showing that one contained ashes of a much-decorated World War II veteran.

The remains were found behind the old Remington College, 2410 E Busch Blvd., a popular spot for illegal dumping, police said. Two urns were labeled Barbara Hahn and Delbert Hahn. The third had no name, police said.

Papers left with the urns showed that Delbert Hahn received five Bronze Stars, including once for the Normandy invasion on D-Day. He also earned two purple hearts, police said.

Police took the remains to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, where officials said the Hahns had no next of kin. Police said the remains would be taken to the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.

Police find three urns, one with remains of D-Day veteran 12/01/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, December 2, 2009 10:40pm]
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