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Veterans who served in conflicts over the last ten years have seen a different kind of war than those who fought in World War II and Vietnam. What began as a way for the community of Custer, S.D., to say thank you to veterans has turned into saving families and relationships. Operation Black Hills Cabin is a free week-long vacation for wounded warriors.
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