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Swift County Veterans Service Officer Dave Barrett is back on the job in Benson after returning home recently from a 7-month deployment. As a technical sergeant with the Air Force Reserves. Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange

For Swift County VSO, a firsthand perspective


BENSON -- Fresh from a deployment near Iraq, Dave Barrett is back at his job helping Swift County veterans apply for benefit programs.

Barrett, the Swift County veterans service officer, said he has a "new appreciation" for his family, community and country after returning home last month from active duty.

The veterans he serves also seem to have a new appreciation for Barrett.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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