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Thursday June 22nd, 2017 10:10AM

Well-known WWII vet dies

By Ken Stanford Reporter
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Cecil Boswell, a well-known Gainesville area World War II veteran, died Sunday at the age of 99.

Boswell was a long-time participant in Gainesville's Memorial Day Parade each year and walked the Green Street route from First Baptist Church to downtown until just a few years ago.  He always wore his Army uniform.

Boswell was also a fixture at other military-related events in the area, such as those at local schools.  One of his last public appearances was in November when the Gainesville Rotary Club held a special program honoring WWII veterans.

No details about his death were immediately available, only that it occurred Sunday.  Funeral arrangements are pending.

Click here for a photo gallery of Boswell's visit to Myers Elementary School in 2015.

 

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