Wertish honored today at military funeral in Bird Island
BIRD ISLAND -- Army National Guard Spc. James Wertish of Olivia was remembered at his funeral Monday morning as a young man who "raised a little hell now and then" but was willing to lay down his life for others.
Wertish, 20, a specialist with the Minnesota National Guard 34th Infantry Division, was killed July 16 in a missile attack at his base near Basra, Iraq.
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