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Body of Spc. James Wertish of Olivia to arrive home Thursday, funeral scheduled for Monday

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OLIVIA -- The body of Spc. James Wertish will arrive at the Dirks-Blem Funeral Home in Olivia between 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Thursday.

Wertish, 20, of rural Olivia, was one of three Minnesotan soldiers killed in a missile attack near Basra, Iraq on the evening of July 16. They were all were all members of the 34th Military Police Company, 34th Infantry "Red Bulls" Division.

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