The ceremony marked the 50th anniversary of the U.S. buildup of military personnel in South Vietnam. The Pentagon wants to elevate the status of Vietnam vets to the status of World War 2 and Korean War veterans.
Despite bitterly cold temperatures, a funeral at Fort Snelling National Cemetery was more celebration than sadness.
A Minnesota soldier who had been unaccounted for from the Korean War has been identified. Army Sgt. 1st Class Gordon Hannah of Grand Rapids was listed as “missing in action” after a battle in January of 1951.
Gov. Mark Dayton has ordered U.S. and Minnesota flags flown at half-staff Tuesday to honor a Thief River Falls area soldier who died during the Korean War 60 years ago.
An Inver Grove Heights veteran finally got the recognition he deserves for his years in the service late Monday afternoon.