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September 29, 2011
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Virginia (left) and Orville Austin pose with their military-issued uniforms at their home in Fairmont. Virginia did laundry in the Navy WAVES, while Orville was in the Army infantry in the European Theater
First comes war, then comes marriage
September 29, 2011 - 8:26pm
September 22, 2011
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Glenn and Stan Dammann were each drafted in World War II. Glenn served in Occupied Japan, while Stan stayed state-side. Together they will embark on Honor Flight Southwest Minnesota's final journey.
Band of brothers
September 22, 2011 - 8:57pm
September 8, 2011
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Les Earhart poses with the Army Air Corps uniform he was issued during World War II. Earhart served from 1943 through 1946. He is a second cousin, twice removed, to famed female pilot Amelia Earhart.
WWII vet trained in chemical warfare
September 8, 2011 - 8:28pm
August 25, 2011
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Ruth Bendt of Luverne holds a photo of the 24 men and women who served together as nurse's aides at the Amarillo, Texas, Air Base during World War II.
Treating the wounds of war
August 25, 2011 - 7:48pm
August 18, 2011
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Albyn Welch of Worthington holds the Army jacket he was issued as a soldier with the Army Air Force during World War button
Welch repaired B-24's in England during WWII
August 18, 2011 - 8:18pm
August 4, 2011
John Bass still has the sea bag and uniform he was issued while serving in the Navy during World War II. Bass will be among 110 veterans to travel with Honor Flight SW MN Sept. 30-Oct. button
Eighteen and activated for duty
August 4, 2011 - 8:41pm