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Larry Zea of Blackduck, a former member of the U.S. Navy Band, remembers being part of the procession for President John Kennedy’s furneral on Nov. 25, 1963 in Washington, D.C. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer

Walking with history: Blackduck man recalls playing in JFK’s funeral procession

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BLACKDUCK — Fifty years ago today, Larry Zea was 26 and living in Washington, D.C.

A member of the U.S. Navy Band, he sang as a tenor in the band’s Sea Chanters and played the French horn during larger events.

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Zach Kayser
Zach Kayser covers local government and city issues for the Pioneer. He previously worked for the Wadena Pioneer Journal, and is an alumni of the University of Minnesota, Morris. 
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