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Forgotten warriors

April 11, 2012
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To the editor:

President Obama declared March 30 as Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day, yet I didn't hear or read about anything being held in Iowa. North Carolina held a gathering that had 60,000-plus and now I hear Iowa is talking about another celebration for the Iraq/Afghanistan troopers.

While I salute these brave soldiers, I would like to remind Fort Dodge that more than 58,000 lives were lost and others returned shattered from Vietnam. So, next time you see any veteran, regardless of which war they served in, thank them for their service.

Raymond E. Witzke

Fort Dodge



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