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Thousands served at veterans stand down

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WENATCHEE — Vern Lietz was one of the several hundred military veterans who showed up at the veterans stand down held at the Wenatchee National Guard Armory last Friday and Saturday.

And he was probably one of the oldest.

Lietz, 90, retired Nov. 1, 1966, as a major after serving 24 years in the military. He joined the U.S. Army Air Force at the age of 19 in December 1942, the height of World War II. Now living in Peshastin…

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