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Late honors bestowed on Billings veterans

Late honors bestowed on Billings veterans

Bernard Mulder flew combat missions in World War II. He dropped paratroopers over Egypt and Sicily, and took flak in his leg over Normandy, all of which made for quite a story right up until someone asked about his medals.

September 24, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Photographs of Vietnam 43 years in the making

Photographs of Vietnam 43 years in the making

Peter Herzog returned to Vietnam 43 years after he was stationed there to help him heal from wartime trauma.

June 27, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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David Ignatius: Our cycles of national worry about military power

WASHINGTON — When CBS News brought Dwight Eisenhower back to Normandy for the 20th anniversary of the D-Day landings in 1964, you might have expected the former commander of Allied forces to conclude with a triumphal comment. Instead, CBS captured an anguished Eisenhower against the backdrop…

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Education center to give photos, memorials of those killed a home

The dreams and hopes of 267 Montanans, like those of more than 58,000 others nationwide, ended in service to their country during the Vietnam War.

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As aging veterans fly to D.C., team of medical professionals make the trip a success

As aging veterans fly to D.C., team of medical professionals make the trip a success

WASHINGTON, D.C. — They grew up in the United States during the deprivation of the Great Depression and went on to fight in World War II, bearing witness to some of the bloodiest, most protracted battles in American history.

April 27, 2014 3:17 pm Photos

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Helicopter in Vietnam

Helicopter in Vietnam

An American helicopter from the Vietnam War sits at the site of the Khe Sanh battle in Vietnam.

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Vietnam trip reveals ancient, evolving nation

Vietnam trip reveals ancient, evolving nation

Partway through a trip to Vietnam last month, Keith Edgerton saw something near the city of Hanoi that captured the modern state of the Southeast Asian nation better than any notes or stories or tours ever could.

March 30, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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Veteran

Veteran

MSUB Chancellor and war veteran Rolf Groseth, right, speaks with a South Vietnamese Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

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Da Nang

Da Nang

Tall buildings pierce the skyline of Da Nang, where Grosethwas stationed during the Vietnam War.

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'Nobody wanted me to succeed but me': Coach Herman Boone visits MSUB

'Nobody wanted me to succeed but me': Coach Herman Boone visits MSUB

The pressure was on for Coach Herman Boone to get the newly integrated football team at T.C. Williams High School to play together.

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Photos of the fallen: Deceased Vietnam vet's dream of images for every Wyo soldier lost in the war realized

Photos of the fallen: Deceased Vietnam vet's dream of images for every Wyo soldier lost in the war realized

CASPER, Wyo. — Franklin Weir and his wife, Wilma, were driving to a family reunion in Powell a few summers ago when a Vietnam War memorial derailed their plans.

November 18, 2013 8:00 am Photos

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Robert J. Samuelson: America's enduring JFK fascination

WASHINGTON — It’s not about him. It’s about us.

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Helena man brings combat vets together decades after Vietnam

Helena man brings combat vets together decades after Vietnam

When John Quintrell returned from a year of combat in Vietnam, he did what a lot of vets did — he packed his photos documents and mementos in boxes, taped them shut and didn’t open them again for a couple of decades.

July 08, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Korean, Vietnam war vets get long-awaited medals, honors

Korean, Vietnam war vets get long-awaited medals, honors

Three Vietnam and Korean war veterans -- two of whom passed away within the past few years -- on Friday received medals, ribbons and badges they had earned decades ago.

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Study of West High kids in 1960 reaches out 50 years later for follow-up

Study of West High kids in 1960 reaches out 50 years later for follow-up

In some ways, it's like looking into a time capsule.

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The medal

The medal

Vietnam War veteran Spc.'s Bernard Rustad's Bronze Star Medal with Valor.

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War buddies

War buddies

Vietnam War veteran Spc. Bernard Rustad, right, and Lt. Barry Byrd share a moment after Byrd presented Rustad with the Bronze Star Medal with Valor on Friday at the Billings Elks Club. Byrd served as Rustad's lieutenant during the Vietnam War.

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Showered with accolades

Showered with accolades

Vietnam War veteran Spc. Bernard Rustad and his wife, Terri, listen to speakers after he was presented with the Bronze Star Medal with Valor on Friday at the Billings Elks Club.

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The salute

The salute

Vietnam War veteran Spc. Bernard Rustad salutes his lieutenant, Barry Byrd, after Byrd presented Rustad with the Bronze Star Medal with Valor on Friday at the Billings Elks Club.

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Medal presentation

Medal presentation

Barry Byrd presents Vietnam War veteran Spc. Bernard Rustad with his Bronze Star Medal with Valor on Friday at the Billings Elks Club. Byrd was Rustad's lieutenant during the war in 1971. With them are fellow members of their unit, Glen Schnit, left, and Rich Ault.

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