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Veteran Of The Month


January’s Veteran Of The Month: Wes McCoy

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 […]


December’s Veteran Of The Month: Richard Krsiean

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 […]


November’s Veteran Of The Month: Alvin Bertilson

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 […]


October’s Veteran Of The Month: Command Sgt. Major Edward S. Mills

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 […]


September’s Veteran Of The Month: Amber Spencer

Amber Kirchner was raised in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota, and moved to the Twin Cities for college. Amber joined the Army Reserves in 1996 while still in high school for an 8 year commitment. In 2003, […]


August’s Veteran Of The Month: Mitch Hinz

Mitch Hinz is a trained IT specialist, and decided to leave his eight to five job three years ago, and took a road less traveled and joined the United States Army.  Mitch completed basic training […]


July’s Veteran Of The Month: Ken Krueger

Ken Krueger enlisted in the US Army in 1942, to serve and protect his family and country after Pearl Harbor.   After induction into the U.S. Army at Fort Snelling in Minneapolis, then basic training in […]


June’s Veteran Of The Month: Ken Lohr

Ken Lohr was born and raised on a dairy farm in Jerseyville, Minnesota.  He moved the the Twin Cities when he was 20, met his wife and joined the US Navy.  He went to Vietnam […]


May’s Veteran Of the Month: Michael Baumann

Lieutenant Colonel (U.S. Army, Retired) Baumann hails from Olivia, Minnesota, graduated from Thomas Jefferson Senior High School in Bloomington, Minnesota, and is a Distinguished Military Graduate of the University of Minnesota. Commissioned a Second Lieutenant […]


April’s Veteran Of The Month: Jim Sheeley

Jim Sheeley was drafted into WWII in February of 1943 at age 19 and was stationed to Karachi Air Base India as a cryptographer. After a brief stint in Assam, Jim was posted to an […]


March’s Veteran Of The Month: Chris Hagen

Chris Hagen grew up in Bloomington, MN where he went to Kennedy Senior High school in 2004.  After High School, Hagen joined the Marines and went to boot camp at Camp Pendleton in California the […]


February’s Veteran of the Month: Craig Walters

February’s “Veteran of the Month” is Craig Walters.  Craig joined the Marine’s in 1986 at 20 years old, because of the commitment he had to our country.  In 1990, Craig was stationed in Saudi Arabia […]


January’s Veteran Of The Month: Marcus Kuboy

Staff Sergeant Marcus Kuboy joined the Minnesota National Guard in 2005.  After spending his summer in Texas getting trained to become an infantry medic, he was assigned to a unit based out of Detroit Lakes […]


October’s Veteran of the Month: Pam Barrows

Pam Barrows graduated from Marshall High School in 1963.  Following dreams of career and adventure, she left Minnesota for Denver, Colorado and the Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing. As Pam approached her senior year of […]


September’s Veteran Of The Month: Tom Hilla

Tom Hilla grew up in Lakeville, Minnesota. He enjoys hunting, fishing, and mostly everything involving nature and the outdoors.  He participated as an Eagle Scout and stayed involved in scouting until eighteen.  Tom graduated from […]





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