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Minnesota Valley History Center offers opportunity to understand the events that shaped the area


MORTON -- Service with four U.S. Army infantry divisions led Carl Colwell to the Pentagon as a strategic planner. There was always a crisis somewhere.

Colwell said he would escape to Arlington National Cemetery when he needed to remind himself why he was doing this difficult work.

After the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, he no longer had to leave the Pentagon to regain that sense of purpose.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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