Veteran Of The Month

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December’s Veteran Of The Month: Terry A. Parks

Terry Parks grew up in south Minneapolis and attended South High School, class of 1972. At the age of 18, Parks joined the U.S. Navy Seabees MCB 133. He went in as a kid and came out as a petty officer third class builder. He was stationed in Homeport, Gulfport, Mississippi and his tours included Okinawa, Cuba, and Puerto Rico.

12/01/2014

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November’s Veteran Of The Month: Sgt. 1st Class John Carson

John Carson grew up in St. James, Minnesota, and joined the Minnesota Army National Guard in 1998 when he was 17. (He went to basic training the summer between his junior and senior year of high school.)

11/01/2014

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October’s Veteran Of The Month: Benjamin Gibbs

Benjamin Gibbs was 20 years old when he went into the Army-National Guard.

10/01/2014

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September’s Veteran Of The Month: Richard White

Richard White lived in many cities growing up. He was born in Butler, PA and attended 23 different schools before graduating high school. He enlisted in the Army at the age of 20 and served from 1966– 1971.

09/01/2014

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August’s Veteran Of The Month: Raymond ‘Bud’ Temme

Tech Sergeant Raymond “Bud” Teme was drafted into WWII in 1943 and chose to serve in the Army. He began his training in Camp Howze, Fla., where he was quickly promoted to squad leader. His unit was reassigned to Camp Pendleton, Calif. where they trained for amphibious operations at the Marine Corps’ base.

08/01/2014

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July’s Veteran Of The Month: Paul ‘Chuck’ Ennis

Paul “Chuck” Ennis was born in Lexington, Minn., where he lived until the age of 5 when the Ennis family moved to Erwin, North Carolina.

07/01/2014

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June’s Veteran Of The Month: Mark F. Mulvihill

Mark Mulvihill was 18 years old when he joined the United States Marine Corps and 19 years old when he first landed in I Corps South Vietnam.

06/18/2014

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May’s Veteran Of The Month: Chris Sauro

A native of St Paul, Minn., Christy “Chris” W. Sauro, Jr. enlisted in the United States Marines at the age of 17, under the 120 day delayed entry program. Shortly thereafter he received a letter from the Marine Corps informing him that the Minnesota Twins baseball team was sponsoring his unit and they would be sworn in on TV at a pre-game ceremony on June 28, 1967.

04/15/2014

Veteran Of The Month April 2014 - Tim Sather on Hill 10, Golf Battery No 3 wearing his first purple heart.
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April’s Veteran Of The Month: Tim Sather

On June 28 1967, Minneapolis native Tim Sather was 18-years-old when he and 150 men and a few young ladies, were sworn in as United States Marine Recruits, preceding a Twins game at the old […]

03/18/2014

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March’s Veteran Of The Month: Bob Grant

Bob Grant is March’s Veteran Of The Month!

02/24/2014

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February’s Veteran Of The Month: Earl Lovell

Earl Lovell was born on his Grandpa Lovell’s farm in Sioux County, ND.

01/30/2014

James Shedd

January’s Veteran Of The Month: James Shedd

SrA James Shedd is currently assigned to Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota. With the persistence of his father, he joined the Air Force shortly after graduating from Maple Grove Senior high in 2008.

01/05/2014

Kevin Rofidal

December’s Veteran Of The Month: Kevin Rofidal

Petty Officer Kevin Rofidal is assigned to Coast Guard Station Duluth, MN where he serves as a boarding officer and law enforcement instructor.

11/21/2013

Verne Wiltse

November’s Veteran Of The Month: Verne Wiltse

Verne Wiltse grew up in St. Paul and eagerly joined the Navy when he was 17, and was stationed in California and trained to be a dental assistant. After the service he went to Macalester College in St. Paul, got married and had a family.

10/31/2013

Cortney Amundson

October’s Veteran Of The Month: Cortney Amundson

Cortney Amundson served in the US Air Force from as a non-destructive inspection journeyman 2003-2007. She served during Operation Enduring Freedom during her deployment to Uzbekistan 2004-2005.

09/26/2013

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September’s Veteran Of The Month: Matthew Gilbert

Matthew Gilbert is September’s Veteran of the Month!

08/30/2013

Louis Goldstein

August’s Veteran Of The Month: Louis Goldstein

Louis Goldstein joined the Army Reserves in November of 2002 at the age of 17 while still a junior in High School. He attended St. Cloud State University from September 2005 – December 2009, and graduated with a double major in Political Science and Communication Studies.

07/31/2013

John Dauffenbach - July 2013 Veteran

July’s Veteran Of The Month: John Dauffenbach

John Dauffenbach entered the US Army in 1960 at the age of 17. He served in Germany from 1960 – 1963 as a Nuclear War head specialist, and a rocket assembly specialist.

07/01/2013

June 2013 Veteran Of The Month, Trista Matascastillo (credit: CBS)

June’s Veteran Of The Month: Trista Matascastillo

Trista Matascastillo began her 16-year military career in 1992 where she served as an Avionic Technician in the United States Navy and was the first woman to serve in her command.

06/01/2013

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May’s Veteran Of The Month: Andrea Drost

Staff Sergeant Andrea Drost grew up in Luverne, Minn. and graduated from Luverne High School in 2004.

05/01/2013

Brock Hunter

April’s Veteran Of The Month: Brock Hunter

Brock Hunter is an attorney and former Army scout who focuses his practice on defending psychologically injured veterans in the criminal courts and advocating for reforms in the way the justice system deals with them.

04/01/2013

Myrl Mahaney April 1952 Chunchon Korea 7th division

March’s Veteran Of The Month: Myrl Mahaney

Myrl Mahaney was asked by the government to join the Army in July of 1951 at the age of 19, and was assigned to be a classified correspondence clerk.

03/01/2013

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February’s Veteran Of The Month: Nikki Jansen

Capt. Nikki Jansen grew up in Plymouth, Minn. and attended Wayzata High School. She was nominated to the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. by Sen. Jim Ramstad, and was accepted to attend in June 2002.

02/01/2013

Amanda Kotval

November’s Veteran Of The Month: Amanda Kotval

Amanda Kotval enlisted into the Wis. Army National Guard on Feb. 13, 2006. She was appointed as additional Cadre for the RSP in Chippewa Falls, Wis. upon her return from Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training until January 2008.

10/29/2012

Gene Altstatt

October’s Veteran Of The Month: Gene Altstatt

Gene Altstatt grew up in Mahtomedi and went to St. Thomas academy, which gave him interest in the military.

10/01/2012

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