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Veterans' Voices Korea Podcast | Extended podcast versions of interviews with some of the Minnesota Veterans of the Korean War featured in our radio series Veteran’s Voices Korea. Made possible by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage fund.

Korea | Memories and stories from Minnesota’s Korean War Veterans

World War II | first-hand accounts of what it was like to serve in WWII

Native Warriors | Native American veterans explain why protecting our land and resources is an important part of Native culture and traditions

Vietnam | Stories and memories of Minnesota’s Vietnam veterans

Veterans' Voices Vietnam Podcast | Extended podcast versions of Kevyn Burger’s interviews with some of the Minnesota Vietnam Veterans featured in our radio series

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Don’t Talk About It

Double Purple Heart recipient Bruce Nordan has chosen to remain tight-lipped about his combat experience in Korea. In some cases, even wives and children of veterans who served don’t know much about their wartime experiences.


Korean Veterans: Chapter One

Some of Minnesota’s Korean War veterans have found friendship and camaraderie with one another, many decades after their years of service ended. Kevyn Burger has the story of a group that has been meeting monthly for many years, bonded by their common experience.


Battle Nightmares

Many Korean War veterans who returned home from a conflict that was not popular got the message that people did not want to hear their stories. They also came from a generation taught to remain stoic about hardships and grief. For veteran Larry Dittel, the time has come to break silence


A Voice From Home

The men and women who fought in the Korean War are elders now, but many of them were teenagers or young adults when they were called to serve. James Dwyer was stationed on a ship and admitted that he was missing Minnesota when he heard an unexpected voice from home.


Farewell Friends

Today, the veterans who served in the Korean War are dwindling in number.
The survivors, who are now in their 80’s and 90’s, still have stories to tell. Today, they often connect when one of the brethren is laid to rest.


Veterans’ Voices Korea: Paratrooper Overgaard’s Service in Korea

Paratrooper Paul Overgaard shares his experience jumping out of planes into enemy territory during the Korean War. Kevyn Burger talks with the Veteran about his memories during his service.


Veterans’ Voices Korea: Return to Korea

The government of South Korea has invited many Korean War Veterans to return and visit their country, to see how it is doing now, decades later, and to express their gratitude. Kevyn Burger has the story.


Veterans’ Voices Korea: Jack Haugen’s Memories

Veteran Jack Haugen explains why he re-enlisted after serving in World War II and served in the army again in the Korean War. Here’s Kevyn Burger with Mr. Haugen.


Veterans’ Voices Korea: Camp Bow Wow

During the Korean War, some soldiers were selected to be dog handlers. Reporter Kevyn Burger shares the story of Veteran Roger Davis, age 92, about his wartime canine partner.


Veterans’ Voices Korea: The Korean Era

Service in the Korean War spanned from June 25th, 1950, to January 31st, 1955.
Kevyn Burger talks with Veterans about the Korean Era and who fought and where they were stationed around the world.


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McKnight FoundationPohlad family foundationThe Minneapolis FoundationSaint Paul & Minnesota Foundation