Just some old memories that will never fade away


Jack McDonald, Jim Bernat, Jim McDonald, Kreg Hovorka and Lalyn Monsrud kneeling

I miss those old guys whatever their branches of service were - the blokes who once populated this town and lined up at the bar in VFW Post 8663 in Roseau after 3 p.m. - some salty characters who didn't even make it overseas.

They had been drafted and therefore were my kind of guys.

For decades, Carrie Johnson at the Roseau Times-Region has highlighted them in the Looking Back column on the date they left for service in World War II, Korea, or Vietnam.

For instance, 75 years ago on June 12, 1943, nine Roseau men left by train for Fort Snelling, and their names were listed in a June 2018 ed...

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