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Rachel Petersen (left) and Earl Kothman (right). (Photo: Abiding Bronze Star)
Rachel Petersen (left) and Earl Kothman (right). (Photo: Abiding Bronze Star)
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50 Years Later St. Cloud Man To Receive Bronze Star [VIDEO]

A former army sergeant and St. Cloud resident is finally being recognized. What started as a scholarship opportunity for Rachel Petersen soon became a turning point in her grandfathers history.

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Women Likely To Be Forced To Register For The Military Draft Soon

Female US citizens getting drafted to the military would have been unheard of 20 years ago, but is likely to be a reality very soon.

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Kev Oc via YouTube
Kev Oc via YouTube
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Army Marching Band Rocks Out to Rage Against the Machine [VIDEO]

Just because it's a military marching group doesn't mean they're a group of squares!

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Spectators gaze at the new VFW Memorial Monument. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
Spectators gaze at the new VFW Memorial Monument. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
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St. Cloud VFW To Hold Special Memorial Monument Dedication

A special memorial service will be held at the St. Cloud VFW Post 428 tomorrow (Monday) to remember the many who have served. The VFW will officially dedicate their monument, located in front of the building, to honor our military.

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Daniel Hurst, Steve Frost/ThinkStock
Daniel Hurst, Steve Frost/ThinkStock
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Write A Holiday Card For Our Military Members & Veterans

Start a new Thanksgiving tradition with your family this year, by having everyone at your gathering write a holiday card for military members & veterans. Completed cards can be dropped off at The Loon studios the week following Turkey Day -- and will be distributed to veterans and military members serving abroad by The American Red Cross.

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What’s the Meaning Behind Leaving Coins on Military Headstones?

Have you ever wondered about the coins that seem to be placed on top of military headstones at cemeteries? You might be surprised to find out their meaning.

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Abby Faulkner
Abby Faulkner
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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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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...

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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...

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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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