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An enduring tradition

An enduring tradition

November 19th, 2012 by Jeremy P. Amick, News Tribune in News

Dane Huffman, the father of wounded Marine Tyler Huffman, said that although he never shared stories of his service with his children, he is proud that his son and daughter chose to carry forth the family's tradition of military service.

Local media outlets have been ablaze with stories about Tyler Huffman - a Marine wounded by a sniper bullet in Afghanistan in 2010 - and the community's efforts to show their appreciation for his sacrifice by building an accessible home for him.

Though Tyler's service has been in the forefront of local awareness, lesser known is his family's tradition of military service, specifically his father, Dane Huffman.

As Dane notes, his grandfather was a combat veteran of World War II and his father served with the 82nd Airborne Division during the 1960s.