Vietnam veteran Buck Underwood, Luverne, was photographed by Stacy Pearsall several years ago as part of the Veterans Portrait Project. He was awarded the Purple Heart medal for injuries sustained during his service as combat engineer with the U.S. Army from 1964 to 1967 in Vietnam.

Veterans cemetery coming to region

There are more than 40,000 veterans living in the tri-state area, but the nearest veterans cemeteries are in Sturgis, South Dakota, or Fort Snelling in St. Paul.

“This makes it very difficult and expensive for those living in this region to have a military burial,” said Vietnam veteran Buck Underwood, Luverne.


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