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CHIPPEWA TWP. — Incoming!
That was the greeting the Rev. Willard Keith Staneart received moments after his arrival in Dak To during the Vietnam War.

“I remember going to my hooch, which was like the tent I was staying in. I sat down on the step to catch my breath, and then all of a sudden I hear somebody yell, ‘Incoming!’” Staneart, now 77, of Chippewa Township, said. “What do you mean incoming? Everybody’s running in every direction. Well, we were getting hit.”

Staneart took off running, too. During such attacks, he’d been trained to go to the medical tent, so that’s what he did. On his way there, he tripped on concertina wire and cut his hand, “because I was scared to death and tripped,” Staneart said.

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