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Mitaro Horiya (seated with flag) was a 27-year-old logistics officer aboard a supply ship heading to battle in 1944 when his ship was struck by an American torpedo. He left behind a wife and a 1-year-old son. 
 The son, Noburu Horiya, now 77, received the flag this year from the St. Maries legion post. 
  
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