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Updated: 03/19/2014 09:04:01AM

Venice’s Col. MacLellan receives Silver Star

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SUN PHOTO BY DON MOORE
Nortm MacLellan today at 73, at his Venice home.

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By DON MOORE

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Col. Norm MacLellan of Venice had already served one tour in Vietnam and survived the 1968 Tet Offensive when he got in the firefight of his life with North Vietnamese Army troops during his second tour of duty along Highway 1, north of Saigon in the summer on 1972.

“When I arrived back in Vietnam in 1972 on a second tour, the Easter Offensive between the NVA and the South Vietnamese was going on. I became a forward air observer to call in air strikes against the North Vietnamese Army,” he said.

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