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Continued: Anoka Vietnam veterans have their own code of honor

  • Article by: MARK BRUNSWICK , Star Tribune
  • Last update: November 10, 2013 - 9:52 PM

“All I want is that these guys are there. They’ll know what to do when the time comes,” ­Hermanstorfer said.

 

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  • The honor guard from the Vietnam Veterans of America Post 470 gathered for the funeral of Army veteran James Whitmore at Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis.DAVID JOLES Star Tribune

  • Members of the Vietnam Veterans of America Post 470 Honor Guard meet monthly for breakfast at Sparky’s in Anoka. At lower right, Harold Reiner, 85, played taps at the funeral of Marine veteran Gary S. Pearson Oct. 24 at Calvary Lutheran Church in Golden Valley. More photos at startribune.com/galleries.for for their monthly breakfast meeting at the end say See more photos at startribune.com/galleries cutline for both photos point out one at lower right.](DAVID JOLES/STARTRIBUNE) djoles@startribune. A gentle wind lifts the American flag as Vietnam Veterans of America Post 470 Honor Guards bugler Harold Reiner played taps at funeral services...

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