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"There hasn't been much recognition of Vietnam vets since the war ended. It'll be an opportunity to reminisce," Milt Tollefson, a Vietnam vet stationed in the Mekong Delta in 1969, said of the St. Paul event. Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange

St. Paul event to honor Vietnam vets to have large local turnout

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On Saturday, Milt Tollefson will be putting the "closed" sign on the door of his Sunburg business, Tollefson Oil Company.

He's taking the day off to ride a bus to St. Paul to attend an event at the State Capitol that will honor the state's veterans who served during the Vietnam era.

"There hasn't been much recognition of Vietnam vets since the war ended," said Tollefson, who was stationed in the Mekong Delta in 1969.

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