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9/11 volunteer still remembered

Sept. 11 clean-up volunteer Louis Watts passes after battle with cancer.
Emily Duchon
Posted on May. 20, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on May. 20, 2013 at 3:20 p.m.

EDWARDSBURG — Friends and family gathered Monday, May 20, to honor a man who helped clean up after 9/11 in New York City.

Louis Watts, 55, died Tuesday, Maay 14, after a year-long battle with bladder cancer.

He spent time in New York operating heavy machinery after the fall of the Twin Towers.

“His company was contracted, but he volunteered when they asked for crane operators to go,” said Joe Littlefield, Watt’s brother-in-law. “He was also an Army veteran, which is why he felt he had to go.”

A man that liked hunting, fishing and spending time with his grandkids, Watts worked as a crane operator where the 9/11 rubble was sorted.

“He was a very patriotic, loving person,” said Littlefield.

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