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Wertish honored today at military funeral in Bird Island

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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.

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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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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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(320) 214-4340
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