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Staff Sergeant Wade Berg grew up in Chippewa Falls WI, and in the middle of his senior year of High School (1990), Berg joined the Army. After basic training he was sent to Aberdeen proving grounds Maryland and helped with shipping equipment for desert storm and finished AIT training. He attended Wyoming Tech while in the Wyoming National Guard. After graduation, he moved to Eau Claire WI and joined the 397th Army Reserves, staying for seven years before going to the 264th HHC Wisconsin National Guard.
In December 2003, Berg was deployed to Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom, and returned home in February 2005. While there, he was part of the Combat Patrol Team, a nine soldier team that provided protection to escort units, supplies, or soldiers within the country. Their main area was Tikrit, but made many trips to other cities where over 300 missions were completed. During the 300 missions, there were no casualties or loss of military equipment. Berg was recently awarded the esteemed Combat Action Badge for his service in Iraq. Berg now lives in Chippewa Falls with his wife Pamela and two sons. He has worked for Nuss Truck & Equipment for 13 years. His time serving was complete in 2007 as a Staff Sergeant and the Section Sergeant in charge of the Motor Pool.
Berg is very proud to have served in the Army along with so many other soldiers. Berg volunteers at the VFW with fund raisers and events that support the Troops and Units.