34th Inf. Div. Commander Re-Dedicates Intersection to Fallen Massachusetts WWII Red Bull

By Col. Kevin Olson Minnesota National Guard Public Affairs WINTHROP, Mass. (Sept. 20, 2017) – Settled in 1630, Winthrop is one of the oldest communities in the United States. Service members of all branches of the military from this seaside town just north of Boston have fought on behalf of their state and nation since the Revolutionary… Continue reading 34th Inf. Div. Commander Re-Dedicates Intersection to Fallen Massachusetts WWII Red Bull

Sgt. Maj. Dennis L. Tellock

Age: 59 Hometown: Wyoming, Minnesota Task Force Falcon, Multi-National Brigade-North Died: September 20, 2003 in Bosnia-Herzegovina Sergeant Major Tellock’s military service began when he enlisted in the United States Navy on 8 February 1962. He served on active duty until 18 June 1965 when he transferred to the U.S. Naval Reserve. He served in the… Continue reading Sgt. Maj. Dennis L. Tellock

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1st Lt. Jason G. Timmerman

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Age: 24 Hometown: Tracy, Minnesota C Battery, 1st Battalion, 151st Field Artillery Died: February 21, 2005 in Baghdad, Iraq First Lieutenant Jason G. Timmerman, of Tracy, MN, was born on March 20, 1980 in Marshall, MN. He graduated from Lakeview High School in Cottonwood, MN in 1998. First Lieutenant Timmerman’s military career began when he… Continue reading 1st Lt. Jason G. Timmerman

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Sgt. Brent W. Koch

Age: 22 Hometown: Morgan, Minnesota E Company, 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 136th Infantry Died: June 16, 2006 in Ad Diwaniyah, Iraq Brent William Koch was born on October 7, 1983, in St. James, Minnesota, the son of Kevin and Valerie (Loft) Koch. He resided with his family in Franklin, and was confirmed in May, 1999… Continue reading Sgt. Brent W. Koch

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Sgt. Kyle R. Miller

Age: 19 Hometown: Willmar, Minnesota Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 125th Field Artillery Died: June 29, 2006 in Balad, Iraq Additional Links https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/14778536 http://www.fallenheroesmemorial.com/oif/profiles/millerkyler.html https://www.facebook.com/In-Memory-of-Sgt-Kyle-Miller-175439745825699/ http://freedomquilts.net/2011/01/sgt-kyle-r-miller/ https://www.wctrib.com/news/288870-willmar-soldier-killed-iraq https://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/07/06/millerobit https://thefallen.militarytimes.com/army-sgt-kyle-r-miller/1933318 https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/twincities/obituary.aspx?n=kyle-r-miller&pid=18367074 https://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2010/other/101583/www.governor.state.mn.us/priorities/governorsorders/flagsathalfstaff/2006/july/PROD007694.html https://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/06/30/kia http://www.wctrib.com/news/289024-fallen-soldier-returns-people-line-streets-honor-sgt-kyle-miller

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Sgt. Corey J. Rystad

Age: 20 Hometown: Red Lake Falls, Minnesota B Company, 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 136th Infantry Died: December 2, 2006 in Fallujah, Iraq Corey J. Rystad son of Jim and Donna (Salentiny) Rystad was born December 31, 1985 in Crookston, MN. He was baptized in the Catholic faith at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Red Lake… Continue reading Sgt. Corey J. Rystad

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Sgt. Bryan T. McDonough

Age: 22 Hometown: Maplewood, Minnesota B Company, 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 136th Infantry Died: December 2, 2006 in Fallujah, Iraq Additional Links https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/twincities/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=20201375 https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/16899885 https://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/12/04/soldierskilled https://thefallen.militarytimes.com/army-spc-bryan-t-mcdonough/2403832 https://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2010/other/101583/www.governor.state.mn.us/mediacenter/pressreleases/printerfriendly/PROD007862.html https://www.dvidshub.net/news/44253/cob-basra-roadways-honor-fallen https://www.twincities.com/2006/12/13/his-death-made-war-more-real/ https://www.1stmlg.marines.mil/News/News-Article-Display/Article/543149/minnesota-soldiers-honor-fallen-brothers/ http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/members/pressrelease.asp?pressid=1873&party=1&memid=12269 http://www.startribune.com/their-son-believed-in-iraq-mission-and-they-do-too/11615401/

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Sgt. Nicholas D. Turcotte

Age: 23 Hometown: Maple Grove, Minnesota A Company, 2nd Battalion, 135th Infantry Died: December 4, 2006 near Al Nasiriyia, Iraq Sgt. Nicholas D. Turcotte, Age 23, of Maple Grove was killed in a vehicle accident on Monday, December 4th at approximately 6 a.m. Iraq time.  He was in a vehicle escorting a logistics convoy with… Continue reading Sgt. Nicholas D. Turcotte

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Staff Sgt. James M. Wosika Jr.

Age: 24 Hometown: St. Paul, Minnesota B Company, 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 136th Infantry Died: January 9, 2007 in Fallujah, Iraq Staff Sgt. James M. Wosika, Jr., age 24, of St Paul, was killed in combat.  Sgt. Wosika was assigned to B Company, 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 136th Infantry, based in Crookston.  On Tuesday, January 9, 2007,… Continue reading Staff Sgt. James M. Wosika Jr.

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Sgt. Maj. Michael Mettille

Age: 44 Hometown: West St. Paul, Minnesota A Company, 134th Brigade Support Battalion Died: February 1, 2007 in Camp Adder, Iraq Sgt. Maj. Michael Mettille, 44, of West St Paul died of a non-combat related injury Thursday, Feb. 1.  Sgt. Maj. Mettille was assigned to A Co., 134th Brigade Support Battalion based in Brooklyn Park. Additional Links https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/17772146… Continue reading Sgt. Maj. Michael Mettille

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Staff Sgt. Greg N. Riewer

Age: 28 Hometown: Frazee, Minnesota A Company, 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 136th Infantry Died: March 23, 2007 near Habbaniyah, Iraq Greg Ninerd Riewer was born the son of Richard and Janice (Aasness) Riewer on June 12, 1978 in Detroit Lakes, MN. He was raised in Frazee, graduating from Frazee High School in 1997. He enlisted… Continue reading Staff Sgt. Greg N. Riewer

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Spc. Carlos E. Wilcox IV

Age: 27 Hometown: Cottage Grove, Minnesota 34th Military Police Company Died: July 16, 2009 in Basrah, Iraq Spc. Carlos E. Wilcox, 27, of Cottage Grove was killed in combat.  He was assigned to the 34th Military Police Company in Stillwater, Minn.  Spc. Wilcox was killed when Contingency Operating Base Basra was attacked by indirect fire Thursday, July… Continue reading Spc. Carlos E. Wilcox IV

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Spc. James D. Wertish

Age: 20 Hometown: Olivia, Minnesota 34th Military Police Company Died: July 16, 2009 in Basrah, Iraq Specialist James David Wertish, 20, of Olivia was killed in combat.  He was assigned to the 34th Military Police Company in Stillwater, Minn.  Spc. Wertish was killed when Contingency Operating Base Basra was attacked by indirect fire Thursday, July 16 at… Continue reading Spc. James D. Wertish

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Spc. Daniel P. Drevnick

Three Multi-National Division-South Soldiers were killed when Contingency Operating Base Basra was attacked by indirect fire at approximately 9:15 p.m. on July 16. The incident is under investigation.

Age: 22 Hometown: Woodbury, Minnesota 34th Military Police Company Died: July 16, 2009 in Basrah, Iraq Specialist Daniel Paul Drevnick, 22, of Woodbury was killed in combat.  He was assigned to the 34th Military Police Company in Stillwater, Minn.  Spc. Drevnick was killed when Contingency Operating Base Basra was attacked by indirect fire Thursday, July 16… Continue reading Spc. Daniel P. Drevnick

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Maj. Tad T. Hervas

Age: 48 Hometown: Coon Rapids, Minnesota 34th Red Bull Infantry Division Died: October 6, 2009 in Basrah, Iraq Maj. Tad Hervas, 48, of Coon Rapids, MInn., died October 6, 2009, in Basrah, Iraq, in a non-combat-related incident. Maj. Tad Hervas was born January 16, 1961, in Cumberland, Wisconsin. Hervas graduated from Coon Rapids High School… Continue reading Maj. Tad T. Hervas

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SPC George W. Cauley

Age: 24 Hometown: Walker, Minnesota 114th Transportation Company Died: October 10, 2009 in Bagram, Afghanistan Spc. George Cauley died October 10, 2009, at Bagram, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained from an Improvised Explosive Device attack on October 7, 2009, while serving as a member of the 114th Transportation Company. SPC Cauley’s convoy was enroute to the… Continue reading SPC George W. Cauley

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Staff Sgt. Joshua R. Hanson

Age: 27 Hometown: Dent, Minnesota A Company, 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 136th Infantry Died: August 30, 2006 in Khalidyah, Iraq Joshua Robert Hanson was born August 22, 1979, in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, the son of Robert and Kathy (Elizondo) Hanson. In November 1979 he was baptized at the Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in St.… Continue reading Staff Sgt. Joshua R. Hanson

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Staff Sgt. David F. Day

Age: 25 Hometown: St. Louis Park, Minnesota C Battery, 1st Battalion, 151st Field Artillery Died: February 21, 2005 in Baghdad, Iraq Staff Sgt. David F. Day was killed Monday, February 21, 2005, in Baghdad, Iraq, while serving as a member of Company C, 1st Battalion, 151st Field Artillery. SSG Day was assisting injured Soldiers in… Continue reading Staff Sgt. David F. Day

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Sgt. Jesse M. Lhotka

Age: 24 Hometown: Appleton, Minnesota C Battery, 1st Battalion, 151st Field Artillery Died: February 21, 2005 in Baghdad, Iraq Sergeant Jesse M. Lhotka, of Alexandria, MN, was born on March 10, 1980 in Appleton, MN. He graduated from Lac Qui Parle Valley High School in Madison, MN.  Sergeant Lhotka’s military career began when he enlisted… Continue reading Sgt. Jesse M. Lhotka

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