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A Century Later, Clearwater Veteran Given Headstone [AUDIO]

 

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A Civil War Soldier hailing from central Minnesota has finally been honored with a headstone on his grave site. Reporter Abby Faulkner tells his story.

 

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CLEARWATER – When sisters Fern Meyer and Joyce Witschen discovered, though family tree research, that they had an ancestor buried in an unmarked Clearwater grave, they knew they needed to look into remedying the situation.

They felt the man in question, their gr

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Karli Martin
Karli Martin
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Extreme Driving: Reporter Becomes Tank Commander [AUDIO/VIDEO]

The WJON news team is doing a series of Extreme Driving experiences in Central Minnesota. Listen as WJON’s Mark Alan gets to Command a tank at Camp Ripley.

I can only imagine how long the line would be if asked who would like to ride in an M1A1 Tank

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Jim Maurice
Jim Maurice
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More National Guard Soldiers Coming Back to Central Minnesota

ST. CLOUD – The 7th and 8th waves of soldiers from the 1st Brigade Combat Team will be returning to Minnesota late tonight (Monday) and tomorrow afternoon.

The National Guard says there are 500 soldiers in this latest group

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Jim Maurice
Jim Maurice
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More Red Bulls Coming Back to Minnesota, St. Cloud Friday

ST. CLOUD – Another group of National Guard soldiers are coming home to Central Minnesota.

More than 250 soldiers from the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division are scheduled to return to Minnesota tomorrow (Friday)

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Jim Maurice
Jim Maurice
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More Red Bulls Coming Home Today

219 soldiers from the 1st Brigade Combat Team 34th Infantry that are returning today.

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Nearly 3,000 Soldiers Returning Home to Minnesota

The Minnesota National Guard has announced the return of nearly 3,000 soldiers to Minnesota over the next three weeks. They have been serving in Afghanistan and Kuwait during the past year.

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images
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Kiss Looking to Hire a Military Veteran as Roadie for Summer Tour

Kiss is looking for a few good men. Or just one good man. Actually it could be a woman too. The rockers — who’ve long been supporters of the men and women in the U.S. military — are looking to hire a veteran to join their road crew when they hit the road with Motley Crue in July.

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Former Navy SEAL Honors Fallen Comrade With Touching Gesture

In one of the most poignant ways of honoring a fallen comrade we’ve ever seen, former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell recently went to a Newtown, CT, pub and offered to pay the owner enough money to buy a random person a pint of Guinness every hour for the entire day.

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President Obama Welcomes Home US Soldiers After 8 Years of War [PICTURES, VIDEO]

President Barack Obama finally made good on his 2008 campaign promise to end the war in Iraq. On Wednesday, the president was at Fort Bragg in North Carolina to welcome troops returning home from Iraq for the last time.

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