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April 7, 2010
West central Minnesota soldier killed Sunday in Iraq
April 7, 2010 - 3:21pm
February 25, 2010
Local troops reaching home stretch in deployment
February 25, 2010 - 11:56am
October 24, 2009
Iraqi peacemaker wants friendship to follow violence
October 24, 2009 - 12:00am
October 16, 2009
Swift County Veterans Service Officer Dave Barrett is back on the job in Benson after returning home recently from a 7-month deployment. As a technical sergeant with the Air Force Reserves. Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange
For Swift County VSO, a firsthand perspective
October 16, 2009 - 12:00am
July 28, 2009
Spc. Daniel Paul Drevnick, 22, left, of Woodbury, Spc. James D. Wertish, 20, center, of Olivia, and right, Spc. Carlos E. Wilcox, 27, of Cottage Grove, are shown. The Minnesota soldiers assigned to the 34th Military Police Company in Stillwater, Minn., were killed July 16, 2009 when their base in Basra, Iraq was attacked by indirect fire. (AP Photo/Minnesota National Guard)
Governor orders flags to half-staff for soldier
July 28, 2009 - 9:19am
Members of the honor guard firing detail stand at attention Monday during the burial of Army National Guard Spc. James Wertish at the St. Aloysius Cemetery in Olivia. Wertish, who was killed July 16 in Iraq, was honored with a rifle salute. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)
Olivia soldier remembered as typical teen, dreamed of becoming a police officer
July 28, 2009 - 12:00am
July 23, 2009
The body of Spc. James Wertish returned home Thursday afternoon in a procession to Olivia. Wertish, 20, was killed in the July 16 attack in Iraq, along with Spc. Carlos E. Wilcox IV, 27, of Cottage Grove, and Spc. Daniel P. Drevnick, 22, of Woodbury. Photo by Ron Adams.
Wertish family brings slain soldier home to Olivia
July 23, 2009 - 5:01pm
Spc. Jacob Benson, 22, of Willmar, right, is pictured with good friend Spc. Carlos E. Wilcox IV, 27, in this undated photo. Wilcox was one of three Minnesotan soldiers killed in a recent attack that wounded Benson. Submitted photo
Survivor of attack bears the loss of his 'brothers'
July 23, 2009 - 12:00am
Body of slain soldier to arrive in Olivia
July 23, 2009 - 12:00am
July 22, 2009
Willmar soldier recovering from July 16 attack that killed three others
July 22, 2009 - 1:33pm
July 20, 2009
Soldiers with the 34th Military Police Company converse Sunday with Gov. Tim Pawlenty, center, in a dining facility at Contingency Operating Base in Basra, Iraq. Three soldiers from the Stillwater-based National Guard unit were killed in an attack Thursday. Photo by Army Sgt. Joe Roos/Minn. State Capitol Bureau
Pawlenty, in Iraq, meets with comrades of three slain Minn. soldiers
July 20, 2009 - 12:00am
July 18, 2009
Lt. Col. Michael Wickman of the 34th Infantry Division tells reporters Saturday that three Minnesota soldiers died in southern Iraq on Thursday. A fourth was hurt in the attack on a Basra-area base.
Arrest reported in soldiers' deaths
July 18, 2009 - 1:03pm
June 27, 2009
Lt. Col. Scott St. Sauver addresses 30 re-enlisting soldiers June 2 at a ceremony at Ft. Hood, Texas, prior to the unit's upcoming deployment. St. Sauver told reporters that the soldiers re-enlisted for three- and six-year lengths prior to their deployment to Iraq. The re-enlisted soldiers have previous combat experience, he said. (Submitted photo_
Local soldiers ready for deployment to Iraq
June 27, 2009 - 12:00am
May 21, 2009
Red Bulls of Minnesota's National Guard establish Iraq headquarters
May 21, 2009 - 12:00am
April 17, 2009
Local supporters welcome as troops depart for Mideast
April 17, 2009 - 12:00am