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A PERFECT SALUTE is displayed by Carl Knutson, who fought in the Army.

Saluting a WWII Vet from Detroit Lakes

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95-year-old Carl Knutson sits looking at a picture frame full of metals, dog tags, insignia patches and photos.

"I look taller there, don't I?" he smiles, pointing to a photo of his 25-year-old self in an Army uniform saluting.

The World War II veteran is particularly proud of the Purple Heart.

"I know it was a long time ago," he said still looking at the picture, "but it sure doesn't seem like it, though."

It was, in fact, 70 years ago.

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