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Bob Davis, director of Goodhue County’s Veterans Service Office, will retire Feb. 28. The former Marine has helped thousands of area veterans file benefit claims and played a role in forming the state’s Beyond the Yellow Ribbon program for returning soldiers. (Republican Eagle photo by Michael Brun)

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After returning from the Vietnam War and getting out of the Marines, it took Bob Davis almost a decade to join the Veterans of Foreign Wars.


“I was a typical Vietnam vet,” he said. “I came back, went to school and didn’t need to tell anybody where I was.”

Fast forward to Feb. 28, Davis, Goodhue County’s veterans service officer, will retire after nearly 30 years of helping veterans receive benefits and make the transition home.

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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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