Thursday, February 27, 2014

On This Date in Minnesota History: February 27

February 27, 1973 – Designated “David Wheat Homecoming Day” by Duluth Mayor Ben Boo.1 Wheat, recently released Viet Nam POW, arrived in Duluth for the first time in eight years with his parents after being found medically sound by doctors at Great Lakes Naval Hospital near Chicago2.

1Duluth News-Tribune; “Twas a Great Day for Dave Wheat, Commander’s Back in Town”; February 28, 1973, p. 1.

2Duluth News-Tribune; “City POW Parents Joyful”; February 13, 1973; p. 1.

David Wheat

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