EH? PLUS Tribute to WWII hero
Paul Sailer, author of The Oranges are Sweet and the 2012 Minnesota Aviation Writer of the Year, will present a tribute to World War II hero Maj. Don Beerbower at the Grand Rapids Public Library from ... Posted on 6/12/13 at 12:00 AM
THE PERIPHERY A Native Memorial
On Sunday I was driving south on County Road 18 near Red Wing, MN. Hilly and green, I was enjoying the scenery despite the lousy weather when I saw a middle-aged woman in military gear standing along ... Posted on 5/29/13 at 8:16 AM
CAPITOL CHATTER Legislative notebook: Dayton backs clean energy
By Don Davis and Danielle Killey
Gov. Mark Dayton said Minnesota should move toward cleaner energy and set a goal to eliminate power use from coal-fired plants, he told hundreds gathered at the Capito... Posted on 4/22/13 at 5:56 PM
JUNIOR HOCKEY: The league-leading Minnesota Wilderness faces second-place Dryden (Ontario) at 7:30 p.m. today at the Northwoods Credit Union Arena in Cloquet in a Superior International Junior Hockey League game that will benefit the Defending the Blue Line organization.
U.S. Army Cpl. Brian Lewis can’t tell his family and friends back in the Northland specifics about what he’s doing during his deployment in a remote corner of Afghanistan, but they eagerly await his e-mails and occasional calls from the other side of the globe.
For the fourth year, the owners of Chub Lake Tree Farm near Carlton are participating in Trees for Troops, a nationwide effort by tree growers to provide Christmas trees to families who have someone deployed overseas.
Charlie Lembke actually served in two different wars: Korea and Vietnam.
A career Army man, Lembke was drafted almost as soon as he registered.
“I’m originally from upstate New York and I had to go to Canada to catch a bus to the county seat to register [for the draft],” he said. “By the time I got back, I already had my paper to report for a physical. They were short of people and the county had to meet its quota.”
Tristin Eastvold of Wrenshall served in the Army National Guard from 2002 until June 2011. After six months of training in Camp Shelby, Miss., Eastvold and her unit were deployed to Tallil Air Base in Iraq in March 2006. Originally scheduled to be overseas for a year, Eastvold’s unit was there when the troop surge was implemented, so they stayed in Iraq closer to 16 months.
Adam Johnson enlisted in the United States Army 100 days after 9/11, when he was 17 years old. He attended Basic Training between his junior and senior years in high school and then attended advanced individual training for the infantry. He served a total of six years.
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