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Montevideo Veterans Home receives $2.8M contribution

MONTEVIDEO - Steve Williams did not receive a big welcome home after he served in Vietnam, but his legacy will be providing other veterans with a home where they know their service is appreciated. Surviving family members of Williams presented a ...

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Erica Dischino / Tribune Marv Garbe of the American Legion speaks while other stakeholders listen Wednesday during the presentation of a donation from the family of the late Steve Williams to the Montevideo Veterans Home project.

MONTEVIDEO – Steve Williams did not receive a big welcome home after he served in Vietnam, but his legacy will be providing other veterans with a home where they know their service is appreciated.
Surviving family members of Williams presented a $2.8 million contribution to the Montevideo Veterans Home project on Wednesday.
It’s the largest gift ever to a Minnesota veterans home, according to Commissioner Larry Shellito of the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs. It brought the total Montevideo community contribution to $7.4 million.

The state Legislature approved funding to build 72-bed veterans homes in Montevideo, Bemidji and Preston.

The project now needs congressional approval for federal matching funds to go forward.

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Surviving family members of Steve Williams, shown in family photos, presented a $2.8 million contribution to the Montevideo Veterans Home project on Wednesday.

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