Improvised Explosive Devices
The 9th annual “Tee it Up for the Troops” event brought out more than 1,000 golfers to the Mendakota Country Club in Mendota Heights Friday. The event allowed more than 100 veterans and Purple Heart recipients to golf for free in a show of appreciation for their service. The first swing on the tee box marks the start of an 18-hole challenge. Mike Reeder, a Vietnam War veteran who is visiting from Nashville, Tenn., had nothing but confidence as he began his game.
Friday will mark five years since a Minnesota lawmaker nearly died while serving his country in Iraq.
Service members and their families are reacting to the stunning news released Tuesday that parts made by a Minnesota company were key components in explosive devices that killed and injured U.S. troops in Afghanistan and Iraq.
A Minnesota company’s parts ended up in explosive devices that killed and maimed American and Coalition troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to an indictment filed Tuesday.
Five people and four companies have been indicted for allegedly plotting to export 6,000 radio control devices to Iran, including 16 of the items that were found in improvised explosive devices in Iraq, the Justice Department announced Tuesday.