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MORRIS -- During the Vietnam War, troops would pull back to a safe retreat during combat operations to stand down.

During a stand down, soldiers had the chance to take care of necessities – get a haircut, eat a hot meal, collect and send mail and relax in a safe and secure environment.


Since 1988, advocates for homeless veterans have used the concept of a stand down to organize events to provide a range of services for veterans in need in one place.

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Kim Ukura
Kim Ukura has served as the editor of the Morris Sun Tribune since August 2011. She graduated from the University of Minnesota, Morris in 2008 with degrees in English and journalism. She earned a master's degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2010. Prior to returning to Morris to work at the Sun Tribune, she worked in trade publishing.