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June 11, 2017
Warren Nelson, killed in action nearly 74 years ago in the South Pacific, was laid to rest in his hometown of Lakota, N.D., on Saturday after his remains were discovered in the Gilbert Islands. (Andrew Hazzard / Herald Staff)
73 years after death in WWII, warrior's remains laid to rest in North Dakota
June 11, 2017 - 8:10am
June 7, 2017
Richard Overton, 111, smokes a cigar on his front porch on Thursday, May 25, 2017, among signs that were recently displayed to celebrate his birthday, on Hamilton Avenue in Austin, Texas. Overton is known for smoking cigars and drinking whiskey on his front porch. He is the oldest living U.S. war veteran. (Ashley Landis/Dallas Morning News/TNS)
At age 111, America's oldest veteran is still smoking cigars, drinking whiskey and loving life
June 7, 2017 - 1:05pm
June 3, 2017
Guests listen at a North Dakota state VFW convention at the Red Roof Inn on Saturday, June 3. The conveniton runs from Thursday through Sunday and offers guests the chance to engage with veterans from around the state and discuss some of the top issues facing them today, including funding for important benefits programs. (Herald photo/Sam Easter)
'One team, one fight': State VFW convention brings vets to Grand Forks
June 3, 2017 - 1:52pm
May 30, 2017
UND hockey legend, Olympic medalist among vets injured in Memorial Day crash
May 30, 2017 - 6:44pm
Regulars at the Bully Brew Coffee Company (from left) Jim Riley, Dale Sailer, Earl Olson (father of the store's owner, Sandi Luck) Jim Arneson and Al Walter share a laugh recently during morning coffee. The group has been meeting for almost 15 years (with different members) and exchanges information on veteran's benefits, retirement issues, social security issues, sports and UND topics. photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Heraldplay button
For nearly 15 years, local vets share a cup of joe on the daily at Grand Forks shop
May 30, 2017 - 10:11am
May 29, 2017
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Small town in Minnesota may be the proudest when it comes to Memorial Day
May 29, 2017 - 6:11pm
Sarah Merwin, from left, Melissa Lorentz and Micaela Brancato talk Monday, May 22, 2017, in the main kitchen of Holbrook Farms Retreat southwest of Detroit Lakes, Minn. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service
At Minnesota lakes country retreat, military widows forge lasting connections
May 29, 2017 - 6:50am
May 27, 2017
Jim Arneson, a Vietnam veteran, is one of the regulars at a table of mostly veterans and retired government employees who meet for coffee daily at Bully Brew Coffee Co. on Columbia by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Heraldplay button
Coffee-time for local vets a daily ritual at Grand Forks shop
May 27, 2017 - 8:48am
May 21, 2017
Dan Ordal, left, and Paul Goehner, with the Jamestown Monument Co., work on positioning the solider statue for the Wimbledon Veterans Memorial Saturday afternoon. (Chris Olson / Forum News Service)
Forever vigilant
May 21, 2017 - 4:35pm
May 7, 2017
Ed Semik, 93, was a soldier in the U.S. Army in 1945 awaiting the imminent invasion of Japan when the United States dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August, thus diverting his deployment to South Korea. Simek credits the dropping of the atomic bombs forcing Japan to surrender for saving his life and countless other Americans. (Mike McCleay / Bismarck Tribune)
Veteran claims life was saved by atomic bomb
May 7, 2017 - 6:00am
April 12, 2017
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Grand Forks students raise money to send 2 veterans on WDAZ Honor Flight
April 12, 2017 - 10:34am
April 9, 2017
Soldiers hang dog tags of the 32 A Company men who died in combat or captivity on the gun barrel of an M3 Stuart tank outside the armory Sunday during the wreath laying ceremony for the 75th anniversary of the Bataan Death March at the Brainerd armory. Kelly Humphrey/Forum News Service
Minnesota city remembers 75th anniversary of Bataan Death March
April 9, 2017 - 6:37pm
April 5, 2017
Doris Lebby shares a laugh during the Healthy Living Through Art for Veterans class Tuesday at the YMCA in Grand Forks.  (Joshua Komer / Grand Forks Herald)play button
Art gives outlet to vets' creativity
April 5, 2017 - 7:48pm
March 28, 2017
Kiana Coleman-Woods, 14, (left) and longtime Worthington resident Gerald Bruxvoort, 84, at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne. Submitted photo
Teenager supporting veterans around Minnesota with clothing
March 28, 2017 - 8:55pm
March 20, 2017
Veterans fill the Capitol Rotunda during a Veterans Day on the Hill event at the State Capitol in St. Paul on Monday, March 20, 2017.  Veterans Day on the Hill is a day when Minnesota veterans of all eras gather to announce the 2017 legislative agendas for the 350,000 veterans in Minnesota.  Scott Takushi / Pioneer Press.
Minnesota tax bills seek reductions for veterans' spouses
March 20, 2017 - 6:23pm