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The remains of Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. William J. McGowan, a Benson native killed June 6, 1944, in France, will be buried in the Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, France, on Saturday.
An annual holiday observance on Big Kandiyohi Lake will feature a patriotic display on the water as well as an opportunity to tour the Minnesota Fallen Heroes Memorial on Saturday afternoon.
Eighty years ago this month, the first of 6,000 soldiers came to the Twin Cities during World War II to be trained at a covert military intelligence language school. Most were Nisei, born in the United States to Japanese immigrant parents. They would later be shipped to the Pacific theater to intercept radio signal communications, translate captured battle plans, interrogate prisoners of war, and even crawl toward enemy lines to spy on Japanese commanders.
A mortar attack on May 1, 2010, killed Eric Finniginam at a forward operating base in Kunar province. He was 26.

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Construction on the 72-unit veterans home facility in Montevideo is on schedule for an opening just over a year away in the summer of 2023. Applications for residency will open in September of this year.
An editorial cartoon by Dave Granlund.
An editorial cartoon by Dave Granlund.

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Rising costs for construction and other challenges have led to an increase in the projected budget to construct a new clinic for the Veterans Administration. Its expected completion is being pushed back as well.
A large crowd gathered Wednesday under a tent as blustery winds whipped the flags held by honor guard members during a groundbreaking ceremony near Redwood Falls for the fourth State Veterans Cemetery. The 81-acre site will be developed in 10 phases in the years ahead, with work beginning on the first phase of 21.7 acres. It will serve more than 20,000 veterans.
The Military Vehicles Preservation Association rolled through the region Thursday on the old Yellowstone Trail with a convoy of 35 military vehicles. The convoy is on the way to conventions in Indiana and Ohio.

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