December's Veteran Of The Month: Terry A. ParksTerry Parks grew up in south Minneapolis and attended South High School, class of 1972. At the age of 18, Parks joined the U.S. Navy Seabees MCB 133. He went in as a kid and came out as a petty officer third class builder. He was stationed in Homeport, Gulfport, Mississippi and his tours included Okinawa, Cuba, and Puerto Rico.
November's Veteran Of The Month: Sgt. 1st Class John CarsonJohn Carson grew up in St. James, Minnesota, and joined the Minnesota Army National Guard in 1998 when he was 17. (He went to basic training the summer between his junior and senior year of high school.)
October's Veteran Of The Month: Benjamin GibbsBenjamin Gibbs was 20 years old when he went into the Army-National Guard.
September's Veteran Of The Month: Richard WhiteRichard White lived in many cities growing up. He was born in Butler, PA and attended 23 different schools before graduating high school. He enlisted in the Army at the age of 20 and served from 1966– 1971.
August’s Veteran Of The Month: Raymond 'Bud' TemmeTech Sergeant Raymond "Bud" Teme was drafted into WWII in 1943 and chose to serve in the Army. He began his training in Camp Howze, Fla., where he was quickly promoted to squad leader. His unit was reassigned to Camp Pendleton, Calif. where they trained for amphibious operations at the Marine Corps' base.
July's Veteran Of The Month: Paul 'Chuck' EnnisPaul "Chuck" Ennis was born in Lexington, Minn., where he lived until the age of 5 when the Ennis family moved to Erwin, North Carolina.
June's Veteran Of The Month: Mark F. MulvihillMark Mulvihill was 18 years old when he joined the United States Marine Corps and 19 years old when he first landed in I Corps South Vietnam.
May’s Veteran Of The Month: Chris SauroA native of St Paul, Minn., Christy “Chris” W. Sauro, Jr. enlisted in the United States Marines at the age of 17, under the 120 day delayed entry program. Shortly thereafter he received a letter from the Marine Corps informing him that the Minnesota Twins baseball team was sponsoring his unit and they would be sworn in on TV at a pre-game ceremony on June 28, 1967.
April's Veteran Of The Month: Tim Sather
March's Veteran Of The Month: Bob GrantBob Grant is March's Veteran Of The Month!
February’s Veteran Of The Month: Earl LovellEarl Lovell was born on his Grandpa Lovell’s farm in Sioux County, ND.
January's Veteran Of The Month: James Shedd SrA James Shedd is currently assigned to Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota. With the persistence of his father, he joined the Air Force shortly after graduating from Maple Grove Senior high in 2008.
December's Veteran Of The Month: Kevin Rofidal Petty Officer Kevin Rofidal is assigned to Coast Guard Station Duluth, MN where he serves as a boarding officer and law enforcement instructor.
November’s Veteran Of The Month: Verne WiltseVerne Wiltse grew up in St. Paul and eagerly joined the Navy when he was 17, and was stationed in California and trained to be a dental assistant. After the service he went to Macalester College in St. Paul, got married and had a family.
October's Veteran Of The Month: Cortney AmundsonCortney 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.