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Reluctant warrior: Coast Guard’s Brent Duering rare among vets for duty in Vietnam

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 30th, 2013

A plaque loaded with commendations, including the USCG Vietnam service medal — rare among members of the U.S. Coast Guard — hangs on the wall of Brent Duering’s Siletz River home. (Photo by Rick Beasley)

DEPOE BAY —In 1971, the U.S. military was combing the streets of America for every man it could muster to help close the door on enemy forces that were massed on the western borders of South Vietnam.

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