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On their first wedding anniversary, Mike Klingner asked his wife, Jane Adams, a favor. He was getting ready to leave for the Vietnam War as a pilot.

“Mike said the night before he left, ‘If I’m killed in action, I want to be buried in Arlington,’” Adams said.

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A monument honoring Navajo Code Talkers will be unveiled Friday, November 10th, in Aztec, New Mexico.

A 27-year-old Special Forces soldier from Monticello, Utah, was killed in Afghanistan on Wednesday. The Deseret News reports that Army Staff Sergeant Aaron Butler died when he and a group of Utah National Guardsmen were clearing a booby-trapped building and a bomb went off. The 11 other soldiers all sustained injuries. Butler was remembered at a vigil Thursday night in his home town.

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In this edition of KSJD's monthly Veteran's Affairs program, Jeff Pope talks with Bert and Sandi Valencia about the impact on families when a loved one in the military is deployed overseas, and details about the upcoming George Geer Memorial Car Show.

Courtesy of Ruth Morehart Estate/Dwight Historical Museum.

This is the story of Jennie Hodgers a woman who posed as a man named Albert Cashier during the Civil War and went on to live most of her life as a man in the tiny town of Saunemin, Illinois. Through the years the town has been ambivalent about their most famous citizen & has struggled to figure out what to do with her old house.

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