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August 7, 2015
Tami Heart with a photo of B-24 bomber crew member Wiljo Matalamaki and his purple heart Thursday. The White Bear resident inherited the stranger's Purple Heart medal, which her mother found in a dump near a cabin the family had purchased on the Iron Range. She learned that the medal was awarded to a man who grew up in her cabin and was killed in action during World War II. She will be returning the heart this Sunday to his family at a ceremony at Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel. Jean Pieri/Pioneer Press
Purple Heart to be returned to soldier’s family
August 7, 2015 - 9:52pm
December 30, 2014
WWII veteran James Walker (right) was presented the French Legion of Honor Tuesday morning for his involvement in the liberation of France. Monte Draper/Bemidji Pioneer
Knight of Bemidji
December 30, 2014 - 9:28pm
December 22, 2014
Soldier returns to surprise sister
December 22, 2014 - 9:25pm
March 27, 2013
Gallery: Funeral procession for Staff Sgt. Steven Blass of Estherville
March 27, 2013 - 12:00am
February 12, 2012
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SSgt. Donald Richards (center, holding flag) presents Newport Laboratory officials with a certificate and flag honoring the company's support of the military. From left are Marc Freese, Wayne Freese, Randy Simonson, Dan Greve and Craig Pfeifer.
Soldier presents flag to Newport Labs
February 12, 2012 - 10:24pm
December 15, 2011
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SFC Shawn Kor of Luverne poses with Julie Bauman's fifth-grade class Thursday afternoon at Worthington Middle School. Bauman's class had written letters to Kor, who stopped by to say thank you to the students while he was home on leave.
Soldier pays visit to student penpals
December 15, 2011 - 4:02pm
February 7, 2011
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Spc. Joshua Casper is presented the Warrior of the Week award from Col. Tommy Mize, director of operations, NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan.
Woodworking in a war zone
February 7, 2011 - 9:02pm
October 14, 2010
Soldier's body arrived Thursday
October 14, 2010 - 10:24pm
August 4, 2010
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Vernon Voss, 85, of Spirit Lake, Iowa, poses with the bronze star and other medals he earned as an infantryman in World War II. At left are his Heart-Shield Bible and Japanese Pearlette camera.
Voss captured history as WWII soldier
August 4, 2010 - 9:33pm
February 11, 2010
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Jo Strube holds a frame filled with photos of family members who served in the military during World War II. Pictured from left are her sister, Anne Newshaw in the Army Air Corps; brother Nick Genova in the Navy; Strube; husband Norman as an Army medic; and sister-in-law Agnes Strube Barta, a nurse in the Army Air Corps.
Tending to the boys of war
February 11, 2010 - 12:00am
December 22, 2009
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Family and friends of Spc. Dan Drevnick of Woodbury, who died in July while serving in Iraq, stuffed 200 stockings to send to members of Drevnick's 34th "Red Bull" Infantry Division. Pictured (clockwise from left) are Bri Beasley, Shelby Freese, Roberta Freese, Nikki Montgomery and Charles Freese.
Stuffed with care: Soldier's family sends stockings to troop
December 22, 2009 - 12:00am
February 20, 2009
Chelsey Johnson (left) and Andrea Muller pack items in a shipping box to send to a soldier serving in Iraq. The chapter started doing the community service project three years ago. (Submitted photo)
Windom FFA finds way to support the troops
February 20, 2009 - 12:00am