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Slideshow: WWII veteran, Memorial Day Parade 'star' gets military honors
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World War II veteran Cecil Boswell is laid to rest Thursday afternoon at Alta Vista Cemetery.

Cecil Boswell, who died Sunday, was part of the second wave invading Normandy on D-Day and fought in the pivotal Battle of the Bulge.

The Gainesville resident’s funeral was held Thursday with military honors.

In a 2014 interview with The Times, he described being pinned down on a battlefield between two fallen soldiers.

Boswell also fought to liberate Paris in 1944.

He was well-known for marching in uniform in Gainesville’s Memorial Day parade each year.

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