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The Call to Serve: Stories of Sacrifice, War and the Way Home

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The ripple effects of war are intense and wide-ranging, impacting soldiers, medical personnel, family members and refugees. The experience forever changes the shape of their lives. For decades, Twin Cities PBS has been committed to sharing the stories of Minnesotans who heeded the “call to serve.” This collection is generously funded by the Fred C. and Katherine B. Andersen Foundation.
The ripple effects of war are intense and wide-ranging, impacting soldiers, medical personnel, family members and refugees. The experience forever changes the shape of their lives. For decades, Twin Cities PBS has been committed to sharing the stories of Minnesotans who heeded the “call to serve.” This collection is generously funded by the Fred C. and Katherine B. Andersen Foundation.

‘You didn’t cry in front of patients.’ Not during the Vietnam...

  Donna Korf joined the Army in 1964, just after she finished nursing school in Rochester, NY - but she didn't expect to see a...

Meet Two Trailblazing Women Who Served in World War II

  During World War II, more than 150,000 women served in the Women's Army Corps., which put them to task in roughly 200 different types...

After Traveling 8,473 Miles, a Diary Makes Its Way Home

  During Memorial Day weekend in 2012, Linda McBrayer drove to Missouri to receive an extraordinary gift: the diary her father kept when he was...

How We Are All Connected, According to Storyteller Kevin Kling

  Masterful storyteller Kevin Kling shares his perspective on how we are all connected to one another, whether, like Kling, you're from Osseo, Minn., or...

Ride the Waves of Storytelling with Kevin Kling

  "Rivers have trajectory; they've got momentum. But a river - you can only see what's on the surface. You can't see what's underneath. So...

Meet the First Hmong Nurse Trained As a Medic During the...

  Chao Thao was the first Hmong nurse trained as a medic to care for the wounded during the Vietnam War - and one night,...

A Son Recalls His Father, Who Was a Corpsman During the...

My father died on February 29th, 2012. He was 67 years old. He had made an appointment to see a doctor that day, but...

Learn About General Vang Pao’s Role in the CIA’s ‘Secret War’

  In order to stop what many US politicians believed would be a domino effect of communism that would wash over Southeast Asia, the CIA's...

Why was Laos involved in the Vietnam War?

  Fearing the spread of communism deeper into Southeast Asia, the US Government held fast to the belief that, if Laos fell into the hands...

Discover One Man’s Journey from Laos to America During the Vietnam...

  Lee Pao Xiong, the founding Director of the Center for Hmong Studies and Instructor of Asian Studies at Concordia University in Saint Paul, shares...