‘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. ...

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 ...

‘It was a nightmare’

May 1, 2017
Sister remembers a brother lost in Vietnam Tony Quitmeyer grew up in Parkers Prairie, Minn., and graduated with the class of 1966 from Parkers Prairie High School. He had just started to experience life in the “real world” when his ...

My Perspective: Powerful impact of Vietnam-era songs

May 1, 2016
Appearing in this edition of the newspaper is our “Heroes Remembered” special section, a 20-page section honoring our fallen soldiers. In past years, we have featured soldiers from WWI and WWII, the Korean War, and Operation Desert Storm, among other ...

Leon’s Last Letter

May 1, 2016
Family received last letter on day they were informed their son had died Leon Barickman was a 20-year-old Marine lance corporal when he was killed in Vietnam on July 27, 1969.  He and his family always enjoyed time spent visiting ...

Losing Tom

May 1, 2016
Siblings talk about their brother’s death in Vietnam Tom Bradley wasn’t a high school all-star or president of his class. He played baseball with his younger brother in the yard, did a lot of hunting, and went to school – ...