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American Veterans Traveling Tribute

August 15-20

presented by

Slayton American Legion Erwin March Post 64

Traveling Vietnam Wall

Cost of Freedom

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Some Gave All...


The American Veterans Traveling Tribute at the Murray County Fair was a huge success, thanks to the efforts of the Slayton American Legion Erwin March Post 64 and the community.

The 80 percent rendition of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial consists of 144 panels bearing the names of 58,318 American who gave their lives in service to their country is joined by the Cost of Freedom exhibit – 72 panels that pay tribute to Americans from World War I and II, Korea, Afghanistan and Iraq, Desert Storm/Shield, the Cold War, Beirut, Grenada, USS Stark and more.

Donations to support the event are being accepted by the Slayton American Legion Post 64. They can be sent to American Legion Post 64, C/O Minnwest Bank, 2565 King Avenue, Slayton, MN 56172.

Upper Midwest Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association

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The Upper Midwest Vietnam Helicopters Association will fly a "Huey" to Slayton on Friday, August 18 and will remain through Saturday, August 19. The site of the helicopter will be determined that Friday, when the pilots get a chance to look over the area. It will initially land at the Slayton Municipal Airport.

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Nicknamed the "Huey" after the phonetic sound of its original designation, UH-1, the UH-1 "Iroquois" helicopter was the work horse of the Army during the Vietnam War.

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