‘It was chaotic’

November 1, 2019
Carlos man lost vision in one eye, earned Silver Star while serving in Vietnam Kerry Nelson of rural Carlos, Minn. had a vision for his life before he was drafted into the United States military in 1965, just as U.S. ...

‘I saw a lot of blood’

November 1, 2019
WWII vet recalls his days in the South Pacific Ruben Hoglund, of Willmar, slowly rolled up the shirt sleeve covering his left arm, revealing a long scar running lengthways from his elbow and extending nearly to his armpit. “That’s where ...

Honoring POW, MIA for 33 years

November 1, 2019
There is a group of Vietnam war veterans called Wat-Kim-Valley POW MIA Flag Barriers who have been marching in town parades for more than 33 years to pay tribute to war-time POWs and MIAs. “We’ve been marching since 1986,” said ...

WWII vet served in Women’s Army Corps

December 1, 2018
‘We women did everything the men did’ Still tall and slim at age 100, Mildred Helen Freeouf Brodt welcomed this reporter to her rural Fairmont home by providing a succinct four-page summary of her century of activities. Including Mildred’s education, ...