Wednesday, January 9, 2008


Walker State Representative Larry Howes intends to introduce a bill into this year's session of the Minnesota legislature to set March 29th as Minnesota Vietnam Veteran's Day. Howes said March 29, 1973 was the day the last 2,500 troops were withdrawn from South Vietnam. Thw war lasted 11 years, the longest in US history. The Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington lists the names of 1,072 Minnesota who died in service. More than 58,000 Americans died in Vietnam. This year's legislative session begins on February 12th.

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