Some Vets Tell Kerry to Stay Away from Shrines

By: AP
By: AP

The group "Veterans for Kerry" is touring several war memorials around Wisconsin beginning in Superior and ending in Milwaukee Sunday, with 10 stops in between.

Vietnam vet Durbin Keeney says memorials are not political ground and shouldn't be used in a partisan way. The Kerry campaign says they'll talk about better benefits for veterans during their stops at the memorials.

Lou Ellingson is involved with "Veterans for Kerry" and says they're honoring fellow veterans who have fallen, died or are wounded.

Former U.S. Senator Max Cleland and crewmates who served with Kerry in Vietnam are participating in the four-day swing through Wisconsin.

Stops include Rice Lake, Eau Claire, Arcadia, La Crosse, Neillsville, Wausau, Plover, Green Bay, Waukesha and Madison.

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