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Howard Maninga Vietnam Memorial

Marine veteran Howard Maninga of Ponsford, MN has spent years building a Vietnam Memorial on his property to honor his many friends killed in the war. Each year, he holds a Vietnam memorial service at his home. The service draws veterans from around the region, and across the country, to pay tribute to all who have served this country. This video by Lakeland Public Television documents the memorial service held in August of 2017.

If you have stuff like this and the young kids come, then they start realizing what's been going on.

Biographical Details

Primary Location During Vietnam: Vietnam Vietnam location marker

Story Subject: Military Service

Military Branch: U.S. Marine Corps

Veteran Organization: Marine Corps League North Star Detachment

Story Themes: Brotherhood, Dave Free, Family, Howard Maninga, Lakeland PBS, Lakeland Public Television, Marines, Memorial, Ponsford, PTSD, Watch

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