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February 29, 2012 12:00 AM

Military database helps Overland Park woman’s father earn Arlington honors

With the help of decorated Army veteran Doug Sterner, Jan Girando of Overland Park was able to prove that her father, a World War II veteran who died in 1985, was qualified for a marker at Arlington National Cemetery. Sterner had a simple but labor-intesive idea: posting online the names of those who received the military’s top awards for valor.

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