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Nobles County Vietnam veterans to be recognized

WORTHINGTON — Ten Vietnam War veterans from Nobles County will be awarded a Presidential Proclamation of Appreciation certificate and an honorable service appreciation pin at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Veterans Service Office at the Nobles County Government Center in Worthington.

The veterans include Marv Kuipers, Jim Hart, Dorward Dykstra, Jim Silver, Dale Wilkens, Rod Sankey, Bill Benson, Simon Koster, Mike Vosburgh and Dave Kanten. Nobles County Veterans Service Office Bill Brockberg will conduct the presentations.

The proclamation states, “In recognition of a chapter in our Nation’s history that must never be forgotten, let us renew our sacred commitment to those who answered our Country’s call in Vietnam and those who awaited their safe return.

“Throughout this Commemoration, let us strive to live up to their example by showing our Vietnam veterans, their families, and all who served the fullest respect and support of a grateful Nation.”

The Vietnam veterans to be honored were chosen by the VFW and American Legion Posts of Nobles County.