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Korean War is focus of Farmington's Patriotic Day military event


It's been called "The Forgotten War," but in Farmington, the Korean War is being remembered this November. In fact, it is the focus of this year's annual Patriotic Day celebration.

Planners of the event have located a Korean War veteran and speaker, Wayne Uptagrafft, who was involved in special operations during the Korean War. The group has researched music of the period, as well.

Now all they want to find are some of Farmington's Korean War veterans.

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Michelle Leonard
Michelle Leonard started covering the Farmington community in June, 1994. Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the Farmington American Legion Auxiliary Unit 189, and acts as the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 
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