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Vietnam veterans recognized for their service

Posted March 23, 2017 at 5:00 am

By Julie Ann Madden

At least 65 Vietnam War veterans finally received the “Welcome Home” all soldiers should receive from their fellow countrymen.

The Patriot Guard with members from Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota and the American Legion Riders of Le Mars greeted the veterans as they arrived at the Bridges in Beresford, S.D., on Saturday.

Inside, Lincoln/Union Counties Veterans Service Officer Susan Irons and S.D. Department of Veterans Affairs State Field Officer Mike Maske presented veterans with commemorative Vietnam War Veteran lapel pins and certificates.

“I don’t think there is anyone here who would argue that this recognition is long overdue,” said Irons. “At

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