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a young veteran honored

A tree was planted and a memorial stone laid Thursday to honor the life of Navy hospitalman Ryley Gallinger-Long
by: John Schrag

A tree was planted and a memorial stone laid Thursday at Forest Grove High School to honor the life of class of 2010 graduate and Navy hospitalman Ryley Gallinger-Long, 19, who was killed in action in Afghanistan in August. His mother, Susan Blanchard of Cornelius, and his older brother, Zack Gallinger-Long of Hillsboro (right), attended the brief ceremony before the school's annual Veterans Day assembly the same morning.