This stranger wasn't going to give up


December 17, 2021

Jim Meikle found online copies of Sig Johnson's military registration card and death certificate.

Jim Meikle wasn't going to let it go. "The whole thing bothered me," he said from his home in Baudette this week. He was talking about the plaque he saw hanging at a salvage yard this past summer and the nagging suspicion that a veteran was buried somewhere without a marker honoring his service.

"My dad was a World War II vet, so I take it seriously," he said.

Meilke has a trucking firm and had been in the area doing work related to the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline. He needed a wheel and went to Mark's Salvage & Recycling off U.S Highway 2 in Saginaw.

"What's the deal," he recalls saying wh...

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