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Last Saturday a small group gathered in Hillcrest Cemetery to recognize a family of heroes: the Edward and Mabel Kennedy family of Cloquet.

The Hebert-Kennedy VFW Post 3979 in Cloquet is named after the family's two sons, John

"Jack" and Wallace "Bud" Kennedy. The brothers died within two months of each other in 1943, in Air Force battles over Sicily. Jack, 20, was a tailgunner and went missing after his plane was hit over the Mediterranean Sea on May 25. Wallace, 23, piloted a P-38. He died when his plane was hit and crashed on July 9. He is buried in a military cemetery in Tunisia, North Afr...