Mount Croghan loses a civic treasure

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By Don Worthington

Even the wind was silent Saturday as the airmen folded an American flag, making sure each fold was precise and crisp.
Suddenly the puttering of a single-engine plane interrupted the silence.
Whether by design or happenstance, the sound of that airplane was a fitting tribute to James Oscar Taylor Jr. of Mount Croghan, who died Jan. 1 at age 98.
Fitting not only because Col. Taylor was a 30-year veteran of the Air Force who served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam, but because Taylor had a single purpose much like that one engine that guided the plane.

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