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.
Memorial Day is especially meaningful for the families, friends and comrades left behind. While Veterans today are reflecting on lives lost during combat, they are also thinking of the families left without loved ones and the pain they endure every day.Their war experiences were different. Landon Steele was a combat medic in Iraq. Chuck Sasse was a flight engineer in World War II. But the emptiness they carry from the loss of their comrades is the same.
From 2006 to 2007 Mike Simon served in Iraq. His life changed forever when he was hit by a rocket propelled grenade, suffering a major head injury. After the blast, Mike’s wife Marno noticed a change in her husband. “He was able to call home once a week for about twenty minutes, started making really odd comments,” Marno said.
David Frum from Newsweek and Daily Beast joins Chad to discuss his feelings on the war in Iraq ten years later. David was part of the Bush White House during the early stages of the […]
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The Bloomington man accused of throwing a vise out his car window pleaded guilty to first-degree assault. The vise crashed into the windshield of an Iraq War veteran, seriously injuring him.
Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity is starting a new effort to help military veterans find affordable housing.
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Jeremy was born April 4, 1978 in Minnesota. Majority of his childhood was spent living in different locations and attending multiple schools around the Twin Cities.
Another round of Minnesota Red Bulls are returning home, but some family members are upset about the timing.
A fourth wave of Minnesota Red Bull soldiers were welcomed back home Monday.
There were hugs and celebration as a second wave of Minnesota National Guard members returned home over the weekend.
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