Veteran

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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Minn. Veterans Honored On 9/11 Anniversary

The events of Sept.11 inspired many Americans to serve their country by joining the armed forces. On Wednesday night, Minnesota veterans were recognized at the 25th Veterans’ Voices Award Ceremony. WCCO-TV’s Reg Chapman, a Gulf War vet, was the emcee at the event.

09/11/2013

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September’s Veteran Of The Month: Matthew Gilbert

Matthew Gilbert is September’s Veteran of the Month!

08/30/2013

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World War II Pilot Flies Again

A World War II veteran took a step back in history with a commemorative flight on a plane he learned to fly some 70 years ago. John Rewey was trained on a B-25 and a co-pilot on one for a short time before he was assigned on a B-24 crew. He flew 35 bombing missions over France and Germany. His family arranged for the 89 year old to take flight again.

07/06/2013

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

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Public Helps Locate Suspect In Hinckley Hit-And-Run Death

A public tip has helped authorities arrest a man in connection with the hit-and-run crash that killed a man from Wyoming, Minn., earlier this month. According to the Department of Public Safety, Derek Anthony Sanders, 31, of Wyoming, Minn., was taken into custody from his parents’ residence Wednesday morning without incidence.

06/26/2013

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

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Sen. Franken Presents Overdue Medal To Princeton Vet

It’s been 60 long years but finally, a Princeton, Minn. veteran is getting the Prisoner of War service medal he earned decades ago.

04/21/2013

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

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Wild Sign D Clark; Zucker Able To Skate Lightly

The Minnesota Wild have signed defenseman Brett Clark to a contract for the remainder of the season.

03/13/2013

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Minnesota Vikings Release WR Michael Jenkins

In what will most likely be the first of many changes to the team’s wide receiver roster, the Minnesota Vikings released veteran Michael Jenkins Monday, according to ESPN.

03/04/2013

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

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Iraq War Vet Loses Everything In Condo Fire

A large fire ripped through more than a half-dozen condos in Uptown Minneapolis Friday morning, sending huge clouds of smoke into the air and one resident to the hospital.

12/28/2012

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