Veteran Of The Month
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.
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.
Gene Altstatt grew up in Mahtomedi and went to St. Thomas academy, which gave him interest in the military.
Gary Wolf was born at West Point and raised in Minneapolis. He was a Navy officer during law school, and after passing the bar he went on an extended active duty for five years.
Virgil Bradley was born at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, and as his father was in the Air Force, he grew up on military bases all over the country.
July’s featured veteran is Charlie Roberts, who was a Corporal in the Marine Corps, serving with 3rd Recon Battalion in Okinawa, Japan where he conducted special operations throughout Asia.
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.
George Boyd was born in Chicago and raised in Danville, Illinois. At the age of 17 he enlisted into the Air Force in 1958 and was first assigned to Westover Air Force Base, Massachusetts.
Justin Sabo attended high school in Rosemount, and later Apple Valley at the School of Environmental Studies. He was awarded an Eagle Scout during that time. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in August of 1997 (at the age of 18), attending Basic Training at Ft. Benning, Georgia.
CPT Andrea Bond entered military service February 12, 1996. After completing basic training and Advanced Individual Training, CPT Bond was assigned to Charlie Company, 682nd Engineer Battalion in Redwood Falls, MN. As a Specialist, CPT […]
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 […]
Wes McCoy grew up on a farm near Grand Forks, ND and attended college at NDSU (North Dakota State University) both before and following his service in the USMC. Wes and his wife, Mary, (now […]
Richard Krsiean was a Captain in the Marine Corps June 1969 through December 1973. While in military he was stationed in Vietnam and flew 192 combat missions in a F4 Fighter Jet as a Radar […]
Alvin Bertilson is a World War II Veteran, and at 91 still lives with his wife, Marlys, in their home in Medilia Minnesota. Alvin served in England, then moved to Italy from 1942 to 1945 […]
Command Sergeant Major Edward S. Mills has been a member of the Minnesota Army National Guard for over 26 years. He enlisted into the military in July of 1985 after graduating from Mankato State University […]