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Wayne Bauer was awarded a Purple Heart medal in 1968 on a hospital ship. Photos courtesy of Wayne Bauer

Vietnam veterans: Hastings men's story featured in Lawshe museum

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Hastings resident Wayne Bauer never really talked about his experience in the Vietnam War until he got involved with veterans' groups like the VFW, American Legion and Metro Marines. But since the beginning of January, 2011, Bauer's experience in the war has been part of a public museum exhibit at the Lawshe Memorial Museum in South St. Paul.

Nancy Hanson organized the exhibit. Several years ago, the museum did an exhibit on all the wars that occurred since the Civil War.

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Katrina Styx
Katrina Styx has been a reporter for the Hastings Star Gazette since 2010. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in journalism from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. Prior to coming to Hastings, Katrina reported for weekly newspapers in Jordan, Minn., and River Falls, Wis.
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