Remembering Local POW/MIA Soliders

By WEEK Producer

September 21, 2012 Updated Sep 23, 2012 at 2:39 PM CDT

MORTON, Ill. -- Friday was national POW/MIA recognition day and a local group remembered the soldiers, quietly.

The Quiet Pride Motorcycle group gathered at Morton Legion Friday to remember the men unaccounted for after the Vietnam War.

Two local families remembered loved ones lost, Harold Joseph Alwan and Robert Beutel.

Beutel's sister says the support her family receives decades later is overwhelming and today's active servicemen and women should take note of it.

"Should they encounter something like this overseas that we won't leave them there and forget them," said Caryl Harrer. "We will do everything we can to bring them home, to find them and to honor them."

The families were presented with a flag at the ceremony.

Beutel's 1965 Mustang, which has been kept in storage since he was deployed, was also on hand to remember the soldiers.

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