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Clint Ihlang of New London returned from the Korean War and quickly discovered that his service was not going to win him any special appreciation. He bought a 1950 Ford and discovered one day later that he had been cheated on the transaction. (Tribune photo by Gary Miller)

Forgotten veterans remember: Minnesotans called to Korean War together reunite to share stories

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WILLMAR -- The country may have been quick to forget the Korean War, but it was never that way for its veterans.

"It took us 20 years to forget about the war,'' said Floyd Gieske, a Raymond native now living in Minneapolis.

But 54 years after he received the draft notice that sent him to war, Gieske decided he was willing to revive the memories when a different sort of letter arrived in his mailbox.

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