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Veteran Of The Month

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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September’s Veteran Of The Month: Gary Wolf

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.

08/24/2012

Virgil Bradley

August’s Veteran Of The Month: Virgil Bradley

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.

07/26/2012

Charlie Roberts

July’s Veteran Of The Month: Charlie Roberts

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.

07/02/2012

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June’s Veteran Of The Month: Jeremy Wolfsteller

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.

05/31/2012

George Boyd

May’s Veteran Of The Month: George Boyd

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.

05/01/2012

Early morning watching the Souther Bypass Bridge, Samarra, Iraq

April’s Veteran Of The Month: Justin Sabo

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.

04/02/2012

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March’s Veteran Of The Month: CPT Andrea Bond

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 […]

02/28/2012

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February’s Veteran Of The Month: SSG Wade Berg

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 […]

02/01/2012

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