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First ones in, last ones out: Gregory men bookend Vietnam War

Ron Shattuck was drafted into the Army at the beginning of the Vietnam War, and was on the first ship over.

First ones in, last ones out: Gregory men bookend Vietnam War

After setting up Camp Ranger at Bien Hoa, 28 miles north of Saigon, he was a machine gun gunner in the 2nd platoon, eventually becoming squad leader.

First ones in, last ones out: Gregory men bookend Vietnam War

John Knight enlisted in the Navy at the end of the Vietnam War. His ship was part of Operation Frequent Wind, the last ones out of the country.

First ones in, last ones out: Gregory men bookend Vietnam War

This photo of refugees on Knight’s ship show several children with no adult to accompany them.

First ones in, last ones out: Gregory men bookend Vietnam War

Ron Shattuck was drafted into the Army and reported for his physical in Sioux Falls on November 22, 1963, but because the funeral for President Kennedy was that day, the physical was postponed for

Realtors seeing rush of relocations to South Dakota amid pandemic

This 2,800 square-foot, five-bedroom, two-bathroom home in Pierre was listed in October 2020 for sale at $315,000. The South Dakota housing market has remained strong during the pandemic. (Photo: Nick Lowrey, South Dakota News Watch)

Realtors seeing rush of relocations to South Dakota amid pandemic

Jeanette and Nathaniel Putney pose outside their new Madison, South Dakota home in late September. The couple said they moved from Virginia Beach, Virginia to South Dakota in search of lower taxes and more personal freedoms. (Photo Courtesy of Nathaniel Putney)

Realtors seeing rush of relocations to South Dakota amid pandemic

Realtors in South Dakota have seen a steady influx of people seeking more affordable housing and more personal freedoms by moving to South Dakota amid the pandemic, even as the state has seen a sharp rise in the number of active COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths.

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