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Memories of war remain vivid, even after 60 years

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Sixty years ago this week, a young Nick Golz was hunkered down with his U.S. Army unit in Luzon, Philippines awaiting orders.

"The opposition at that point had pretty much been vanquished," he recalled.

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At 17 years old, Golz looked barely 15 when he enlisted in the service.

"Maybe it's stupidity, but I thought I had to go over there and help out. At 17, you're kind of gung-ho and patriotic."

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Jeff Holmquist
Jeff Holmquist has been managing editor of the New Richmond News since 2004. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and business administration from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He has previously worked as editor in Wadena, Minn.; Detroit Lakes, Minn.; Hutchinson, Minn.; and Bloomington, Minn. He also was previously owner of the Osceola Sun, Stillwater Courier and Scandia Messenger along with his wife. Together they previously founded and published The Old Times newspaper for antiques and collectibles collectors; and Up!, a Christian magazine of hope and encouragement.
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