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Students publish book of local veterans' stories

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St. Viator senior Blake Hensley and veteran Basilio King of Arlington Heights, who served in the Vietnam War from 1969 to 1970, unveil the book "Welcome Home: Arlington Heights' Vietnam Veterans" at Arlington Heights village hall on Thursday.

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St. Viator junior Chris Meehan talks with veteran Bill Christiansen of Des Plaines, who served in Vietnam in 1969.

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Suburban Vietnam veterans paired up with Arlington Heights high school students to share their stories in a new book, which was published this week. "Welcome Home Arlington Heights Vietnam Veterans," was published in collaboration with St. Viator High School and Peoples' Bank of Arlington Heights. It is the third book in a series put out by Peoples' Bank focusing on local war veterans, said project coordinator Jim Mitchell. The project also has published books focusing on local World War II and Korean War veterans.
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    • St. Viator senior Blake Hensley and veteran Basilio King of Arlington Heights, who served in the Vietnam War from 1969 to 1970, unveil the book “Welcome Home: Arlington Heights' Vietnam Veterans” at Arlington Heights village hall on Thursday.
    • St. Viator junior Chris Meehan talks with veteran Bill Christiansen of Des Plaines, who served in Vietnam in 1969.
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