Isanti Man Honors Veterans Day and 6 Brothers Who Served

Updated: 11/11/2013 7:57 PM
Created: 11/11/2013 3:55 PM
By: Joe Mazan

 On this Veterans Day we honor all those who served in the military.

One Minnesota family knows a lot about service and sacrifice to the country.

Kenneth Bourke, 85, of Isanti and his six brothers all served in the army starting in World War II.

Kenneth fought in the Korean War, his brother Johnny was the only one not to make it home, after getting killed in action in Germany.

"I didn't believe I was going to be this old but here I am," said Kenneth.

After leaving the service Kenneth married his sweetheart Betty. They raised five children together and three served in the military.

All of Kenneth's brothers, along with his wife, have now died.

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