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Dorothy Crockett, mother of William Crockett, who was killed in action in Vietnam in 1972, was given a bouquet of flowers during the Veterans Day ceremony at Park High School. His picture is on a table in the background. Bulletin photo by Judy Spooner

Mother of deceased Cottage Grove Vietnam-era soldier honored

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When Dorothy Crockett was told her son, William, would be honored at Park High School's annual Veterans Day ceremony, painful memories from August of 1972 came rushing back.


That month, nearly 40 years ago, was when she was told that her son was killed in combat in Vietnam.

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Judy Spooner
Judy Spooner is the longest-serving staff writer at the South Washington County Bulletin. Spooner, who covers education and features in addition to writing a weekly column, has been with the newspaper for over 30 years.
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