On Veterans Day Liberty Lake residents remembered a Spokane local and Rogers High School graduate, Greg Vercruysse, who died in combat in Vietnam�in 1967.
The whole Vercruysse family attended the ceremony, even Greg's surviving 89-year old mother, Hazel.
The ceremony was part of Liberty Lake's Fallen Heroes Circuit Course, where city leaders erect plaques at parks around town.
"It's awesome," said Dean Vercruysse, Greg's brothe.,�"Especially on a day where it's frigid and for all these people to come out and do this, it's wonderful."
Dean was only eight when Greg was killed in combat. He remembers him as a fun guy, his own personal hero.
"He was pretty popular and was a regular teenager, always going to have fun or he was getting back from having fun," Dean said.
Greg was killed in Vietnam only a month and a half after he got there. He was trying to help an injured Marine when he was struck down.
Fellow Corpsman John Kerr will remember that day forever.
"We were only together a short time before Greg was killed, but he continues to be a brother of mine and always will be," Kerr said.