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Johnson: 'I walked up into that big aircraft and I looked and there were eight flag-draped caskets. I'll never forget it the rest of my life'


The 9/11 attacks stunned America, and the country has not been the same since then, says a local pastor who worked with families of military members.

"I've said many times the terrorists accomplished exactly what they wanted to do. They upset the economy, this country, the world,'' said Dean Johnson of Willmar, a Lutheran pastor and retired brigadier general in the chaplaincy program of the Army National Guard.

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David Little
David Little covers the Willmar City Council, Willmar Municipal Utilities and other city news.
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