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Chaplain Paul Anderson was “piped ashore” for the last time at a retirement ceremony at the United States Naval Reserve in Fargo, N.D. in December. “Piping ashore” is a Naval tradition for officers who have completed their military careers. Submitted photo

Perham pastor, Paul Anderson, retires as a U.S. Navy Chaplain

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After 21 years as a Navy Chaplain, Paul Anderson has requested to “go ashore” for the last time.

Anderson, a rural Vergas resident and part-time pastor at Hosanna Ministries in Perham, recently retired from military service. A ceremony was held at the United States Naval Reserve in Fargo, N.D., on Dec. 7, where he was awarded the Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal for his outstanding service.


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Marie Johnson
Marie Johnson (formerly Nitke) came to the Perham Focus after several years as the Education and Arts & Entertainment Editor at the Herald-Review of Grand Rapids, Minn. She lives in rural Ottertail with her husband, Dan, and their spunky yellow lab, Louisa.
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