Blaine Kern now leading his Mardi Gras parade toward Heaven

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Blaine Kern dies at the age of 93

NEW ORLEANS – Before he was known as Mr. Mardi Gras, Blaine Kern was a solider in the US Army.

He served in World War II.

So military honors honored him at a memorial service.

WGNO’s Bill Wood says the man faithful to Mardi Gras was devoted to his own faith.

A Catholic service was celebrated for the 93-year-old who got the world to celebrate Mardi Gras.

Memories about him sound like a tribute to a king.

And that he was.

New Orleans says goodbye to Blaine Kern as his parade rolls into Heaven.

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