The veterans of Russell Toycen American Legion Post 131 of Colfax held a military funeral for David Bates May 18, 2019, at the Holden Lutheran Church cemetery.
Those serving on the firing squad were Kathy Walters, Don Braaten, “Happy” Silva, Roger Knutson, Chris Larson and Jon Scott.
Legionnaires in the Color Guard were Vernoid Hoveland and Dick Larson.
The flag was presented to Joyce (wife) by Post Commander Chris Larson.
Tom Dunbar played Taps.