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Milford Simonds poses with a display of his medals and military memorabilia at his home in New Richmond. Simonds was an Air Force photographer during the Vietnam War.

Veterans recall war experiences

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With Veterans Day, Nov. 11, just around the corner, a few local war veterans sat down to share their individual experiences.

One was a World War II veteran and the other a Vietnam War veteran.

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Christensen

One day prior to his 18th birthday, Gwynn Christensen enlisted in the Navy.

That was in 1943, during the heart of World War II. Christensen, a native of Lake Mills, Wis., would serve his country for a total of 27 months.

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