Military veterans’ remains escorted through town
Ross Andreson Elko Daily Free Press

Free Press Writer

ELKO — Motorcycles as far as the eye could see escorted a cross-country memorial parade honoring three highly decorated veterans Thursday on Idaho Street.

The cremated remains are being transported by the Missing In America Project in conjunction with local organizations.

The trip began in Sacramento, Calif., and ends at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C., where the remains will receive interment with military honors.

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The ashes of Isaiah Mays, who served in the Indian Wars as a buffalo soldier; Johnnie Franklin Callahan, a Silver Star recipient and a boatswain’s mate first class who served in World War II; and Specialist  6th Class James William Dunn, who served as a medical aidman in the Vietnam War,  were transported by motorcycle.

The local escort was organized by Dorothy Minor, an officer with the Nevada Office of Veterans Services, and Les Brown, director and commanding officer of the POW-MIA Elko Awareness Association.

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