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Motorcycle club dedicates Vietnam memorial in Iowa City

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IOWA CITY (AP) -- Nine men who died as long as 44 years ago now have a monument in front of the Johnson County Courthouse in Iowa City.

The Vietnam Vets Motorcycle Club was on hand Saturday to dedicate the monument honoring the servicemen from Johnson County who died in the Vietnam War.

The memorial is engraved with an outline of Vietnam and honorary ribbons and states "Dedicated to the memory of the men and women of Johnson County who served their nation during the Vietnam War; 1961-1975; All gave some, some gave all."

Fifty-two-year old Brad McGowan, of Kalona, who served in the military during the Vietnam era but not in Vietnam, was the driving force behind the memorial. He spent months researching each of the men who died.

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