POTSDAM — The rain paused for a moment on Wednesday morning as veterans and family alike gathered at the grave of Specialist 4 Leo Brent Gunning, a Potsdam man killed exactly 50 years ago to the day in Vietnam while attempting to save a fellow wounded soldier, Richard Davidson.

Mr. Davidson, a Canadian citizen now living in Montreal, came down to lay an 82nd Airborne wreath on the Gunning family grave in the Garfield Cemetery, to mark the division they served in together, and plant an American and Canadian flag at the grave.

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