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Some have waited years for an Honor Flight to take their generation to Washington, D.C. But even now, they say it's not about them.
Kindred native Vern Otterson said he was in such a hurry to bandage himself up and prevent too much blood loss that he forgot to get the names of those who witnessed his injuries. With the backing of U.S. Sen. Kevin Cramer, Otterson hopes he'll still get the award.
Pfc. Robert L. Alexander of Tolley, North Dakota, received the Bronze Star and Purple Heart awards, according to the state Department of Veterans Affairs.
A replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall will be in Dickinson from August 18 to 22, with an opening ceremony scheduled for Aug. 18. Two Stark County veterans share their thoughts on the importance of remembering the sacrifices of those who fought communism in Vietnam, and the beauty of the Stark County Veterans Memorial.
If this bill is so blindingly necessary, if it's so urgent that Jon Stewart must stand before news media cameras and curse Republicans, why not just take the change in discretionary spending out of the bill, and pass the $280 billion in funding for veterans exposed to toxic burn pits?
American Army platoon leader George Mackin and Afghan soldier Saeed fought the Taliban together eight years ago. After Saeed's improbable escape from Afghanistan last year, the two men who consider themselves brothers reunited in Bismarck.

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Anyone is welcome to attend the meeting in Casselton.
The North Dakota American Legion hosted its summer convention on Saturday in Dickinson. We spoke with organization leaders who highlighted what the group is working on.
The 103rd Annual American Legion Department Convention will take place in Dickinson on June 24 to 26 at the Roosevelt Grand Dakota Hotel.

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