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Trygve Olson cartoon: Extraordinary people

This Veterans Day, InForum cartoonist Trygve Olson salutes the ordinary people who did extraordinary things.

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Cartoon by Trygve Olson
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The Cass County Sheriff's office reported that across the country, "a large number of incarcerated individuals don’t self report as veteran to law enforcement entities, which means these entities are not able to refer the individuals to services or may not be educated on the services that they rate from their military service."
As Minnesota man Jim Clemenson read the names on the The Wall, he recognized two of them as his classmates from West Fargo.
As many as a dozen women with ties to North Dakota have been identified as having served as Women's Airforce Service Pilots, or WASPs.
While this is a week to thank and remember the service and sacrifice of military veterans, for one hospital volunteer in Fargo, every day is Veterans Day.
The dinner and concert are free, and the public is invited to attend, according to a press release from First Lutheran Church.
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Allen suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, and the tears, mistrust, anger, broken relationships, lost jobs and even the suicidal thoughts all lead back to Oct. 5, 1997 — the day he was thrown into a Turkish prison.
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Opinion by Trygve Olson
Since 1984, Trygve Olson has provided illustrations and editorial cartoons to The Forum. He is a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Moorhead and the Sons of Norway in Fargo, where he's one of the instructors in the Norwegian language. Contact him via email at trygvekolson@gmail.com.
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