Almost 60 years later, Barduson gets his letter jacket
At the little Appleton High School in west central Minnesota, Dell Barduson was good at about everything when it came to sports. He was a three-year football starter, a three-year baseball starter and played a little basketball, too.
It was 1940 and, like his classmates, Barduson had to decide what to do next. College? Stay home and work on the farm between Montevideo and Benson? Enlist in the armed forces?