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Veterans Day Ceremony in Washington

Posted: Tuesday, November 13th, 2012 at 6:25 am
Author: KCII News - Ben Stanton
 
The 21-gun salute at Blair House in Washington, Iowa

For Veterans Day, one veteran’s story about serving in Korea during the 1950s gave a personal account of that war. The American Legion Post 29 had a ceremony Monday.  After a prayer and 21-gun salute outside Blair House, the group went inside to hear from Korean War veteran Wayne Reighard.

Korean War Veteran Wayne Reighard talks at the Veterans Day ceremony

He served as a cook in the Army’s 73rd Tank Battalion.  Reighard told a group of a few dozen people about sleeping in a tent, preparing food out of cans, and living high in the mountains near the demilitarized zone.

American Legion Post 29 Commander Bob Kennedy.
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