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Erv Wegscheid, who served in the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1955, shows a display at the In Their Own Words Veterans Museum in Perham. Photo by Ashley Bergen.

Cold War era veteran remembers his service

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Most of the days that a then-teenage Erv Wegscheid spent in Germany during the Cold War were uneventful.

Wegscheid of Dent reminisced about his 19 months overseas while serving in the U.S. Army from 1953-1955.


Wegscheid enlisted in the Army right after graduating from high school in 1952. He completed basic training at Fort Riley in Kansas, and then went to Ft. Knox in Kentucky for tank training.

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