Veterans Day in Roseau is a resounding success


November 18, 2023

by Jeff Olsen

They are no longer young but are young of heart, these mostly aging veterans of long ago military service when they could march sharply and run double-time in the spring of their youth.

Chris Johnson was spotted inside the school. He is a draftee who served in the Army from 1969-1972.

"I spent two extra months over in Vietnam."

Get wounded over there?

"I got a few holes."

His MOS was 61 Echo 40.

"I was in charge of amphibs and served with the 97th Heavy Bolt. We were up and down the rivers. I was up in I-Corps right next to North Vietnam."

It was noted that he doesn't march in ma...

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