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Maj. Charles Erickson speaks Monday night while showing slides from his tours of duty in Afghanistan and Iraq during the Rock County Veterans Day Banquet at the Blue Mound Banquet Center. (Ryan McGaughey/Daily Globe)

Iraq, Afghanistan veteran speaks at Rock County banquet


LUVERNE — Maj. Charles Erickson saw plenty during his tours in Afghanistan and Iraq, and he shared his experiences in pictures and in words Monday night.

Erickson, who is with the Minnesota Army Reserve’s 467th Civil Affairs Battalion, was the guest speaker at the Rock County Veterans Day Banquet inside the Blue Mound Banquet Center. Erickson graduated with Rock County Veterans Service Officer Dave Haugom in 1990 at Camp Ripley, and has been busy since then.

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Ryan McGaughey
I first joined the Daily Globe in April 2001 as sports editor. I later became the news editor in November 2002, and the managing editor in August 2006. I'm originally from New York State, and am married with two children.
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