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Area veterans eye volatile world order

Wednesday, February 20, 2002

As the U.S. continues to hunt for leaders of the former Taliban government in Afghanistan, one local veterans' leader is closely watching the President's visit today to South Korea.

"Right now in Korea that's a very hot spot," said Clint Hoferman, a veteran of the Korean War. "I don't know why (the North Koreans) are so antsy over there."

For each generation of local veterans, there has come the fervent wish that their wars would be the last. As they watch the impact of today's battles from a distance, they note that the tools and the technology may change, but death always remains as a common denominator.

"War is war, and any way you look at it, getting shot at isn't pretty," Hoferman said.

President Bush has referred to Iraq, Iran and North Korea as the "axis of evil."

Read the rest of this story in the 2/19/02 Pilot Tribune.

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