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In honor of Sgt E-5 Harry Sundeen, Army - Served in Vietnam
Hometown: Ramsey
(Submitted November 4, 2008 by Claudia Sundeen)

My husband served in the United States Army from March 6, 1968 to March 5, 1971. He was in Vietnam for one year of his tour.  He retired early from his civilian job 16 months ago. He had to retire because of medical problems he has from fighting for our country.  He was wounded while he served in Vietnam.  He is a purple heart recipient.  For many years he would not talk about Vietnam at all because of the way he was treated.  He joined the Disabled American Veterans Organization over ten years ago.  Since that time he thrives on helping Veterans in any way he can.  He is a volunteer driver for Anoka County.  He drives Veterans and other people from our community (who can not drive) to their doctor appointments.  His motto is: "Veterans helped me and now it is my turn to help them!" He is my forever hero!  We have been married for 40 years now and there isn't one day that goes by that I don't thank God I have him beside me! Thank you Harry for serving our country!!!!!! Thank you also to all Veterans who served our country no matter what your duty was!!!!! 

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