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By Pat Edwards
Chronicle Columnist 

Veterans Day - A Day of Remembrance

When more than thoughts and prayers are needed, veteran Michael Cantrell is there


November 8, 2018

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Cantrel and his comrades during this year's Stand Down event.

Loranian, Michael Cantrell, served as a U.S. Marine in the Vietnam War from 1966 until 1969 and participated in the Tet Offensive of 1968. Like all war time experiences, it was a time that few men want to talk about and relive. Many came home scarred and damaged from all they had seen and done. Many had demons to slay, and Mike was no exception. When he returned home, it was to a less-than-warm reception from his own countrymen.

Since Mike was discharged in 1969, he has dedicated his life in trying to help heal or, at least, lessen the impact of those scars that are borne by Vietnam vets st...

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