WWII vet ‘cut above the rest’ for Minnesota homeless

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Every Wednesday morning, homeless men arrive for their haircuts at the Listening House of St. Paul, Minn., eager to take a seat in what was once a dental chair.

Some will eye their barber, and a nearby portrait of people in a 1890s barbershop, and they'll ask: "Which one are you?"

The barber, Ken Porwoll, takes it in stride.

He is, after all, 89 years old. As a former prisoner of war and father of nine, Porwoll has done a lot of living.

Terrific inspiring stuff--read it all.

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