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GI plans return to Vietnam, participates in fundraiser


Butch Lund was 21 when he last saw Vietnam as a soldier with the 4th Infantry.

It was 1968. He arrived in country during the Tet offensive. In March, Lund, who lives near Backus, plans to return to Vietnam as part of an aid expedition.

“I had always wanted to go back and to see everything now that it’s peaceful, I just never had the opportunity,” Lund said.

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Renee Richardson
Richardson is a Pacelli High School graduate from Austin, Minn., who earned an applied science degree from the University of Minnesota, Waseca, with an emphasis in horse management. She worked extensively in the resort industry. She received an associate’s degree from Central Lakes College, where she was editor of the Westbank Journal student newspaper, as well as a summer intern at the Dispatch. She graduated from St. Cloud State University summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications and interned at the St. Cloud Times covering business while attending SCSU. She's been with the Brainerd Dispatch since 1996.
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