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July 28, 2009
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 27, 2009
The Funeral of Spc. James Wertish at Saint Mary's Church in Bird Island, Minnesota on Monday, July 27, 2009.
Funeral of Spc. James Wertish
July 27, 2009 - 7:01pm
Wertish honored today at military funeral in Bird Island
July 27, 2009 - 4:35pm
July 25, 2009
Commentary: Welcome home to Wertish of Olivia
July 25, 2009 - 12:00am
Commentary: Welcome home to Wertish of Olivia
July 25, 2009 - 12:00am
July 24, 2009
Body of slain Olivia soldier returns home
July 24, 2009 - 12:00am
Patriot Guard member Brian Sams of Redwood Falls clasps an American flag Thursday as he awaits the arrival of the hearse carrying the body of Army Spc. James Wertish through Olivia on Highway 212.  Sams, a Patriot Guard member for the past two years said, "It's an honor to stand the flag line for any soldier." Wertish, 20, left, was one of three Minnesotan soldiers who were killed in a rocket attack on their base recently in Basra, Iraq. A fourth soldier, Jabob Benson, 22, of Willmar was injured in the a...
A sobering reminder: Jame Wertish returns home to Olivia
July 24, 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. Wertish's body to be escorted home through Bird Island and Olivia today
July 23, 2009 - 10:00am
Memorial cartoon for Spc. James Wertish 1989-2009
July 23, 2009 - 1:32am
Editorial: Soldiers return to families and state
July 23, 2009 - 12:00am
July 22, 2009
Body of Spc. James Wertish of Olivia to arrive home Thursday, funeral scheduled for Monday
July 22, 2009 - 5:12pm
July 20, 2009
Talk: Submit your comments for the family of Spc. James Wertish of Olivia, who was killed in Iraq on July 16
July 20, 2009 - 8:22am
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
Spec. James Wertish
Olivia mourns death of Guard member James Wertish
July 18, 2009 - 12:00am