Veteran Of The Month

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.


CPT Andrea Bond.courtesy of Eric Bowen385x240

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 […]



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 […]



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 […]





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