Valley Vets
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Fred Camerer is a Vietnam veteran. He’s 74. This is his 18th year heading the annual Veterans of Foreign Wars parade in downtown Yakima.

As superintendent of the Mabton School District, Joey Castilleja wears dress slacks, a jacket and tie most days. He occasionally dons his Army National Guard uniform, which prompts talk and second looks.

“The first time my students see it, it really throws them off,” he said. Some of the little kids comment. “Oh, you’re an Army man,” they say.

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