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Forest City, Iowa — They’ve been through hell, so a little heat and humidity won’t slow the MIL-WITS.

They’re military veterans, owners of Winnebago and Itasca motor homes, and they’re having their usual big ol’ time this week at the 42nd-annual Winnebago-Itasca Travelers (WIT) grand national rally.

“We love it,” said Jack Fraker of Winter Haven, Fla., a retired Navy veteran who served as the first MIL-WITS president when the club’s charter was approved in 1991. “It’s the biggest and best special interest group in WIT.

The club held its national rally last week in Forest City — playing reveille at daybreak and taps in the evening using CDs and a P.A. system.

Members provided the color guard for the opening ceremony parade, the flag-raising and a military services event at the WIT Rally — and they’ll do the same for the closing ceremonies.

The club, which includes veterans from the U.S. and Canada, is celebrating its 20th WIT Rally. There are about 40 motor homes involved.

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