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Museum owner Vince Cockriel, a Vietnam War-era Marine, has been collecting war memorabilia for decades. His collection includes hundreds of authentic uniforms.

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CANNON FALLS – Military service runs deep in Vince Cockriel’s family.

There was Aunt Elsie, a World War II telegraph operator; Uncles Jim and John, a Marine and tail gunner, respectively; Uncle George, a special agent who guarded California docks from spies and saboteurs; and his father, William, a Navy aviator and Army Air Corps member who flew in combat tours over Saipan — just to name a few.

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Michael Brun
Michael Brun is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls journalism program. He has worked for the Republican Eagle since March 2013, covering county government, health and local events. 
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