Saluting veterans

Harry Steed learned many lessons while serving in Vietnam


Harry Steed of Mariposa poses for a portrait outside his home last Friday. Steed served in combat during the Vietnam War and has earned accolades including a Silver Star award and a Bronze Star award. Photo by Allen LamanIn the Vietnamese hamlet of Xuan Thanh, at about 2 a.m. on the morning of Jan. 31, 1970, Harry Steed’s U.S. Army battalion came under intense hostile fire from a heavily armed enemy force.
Sargent Steed immediately left his relatively secure position when the shots began ringing...

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