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Sgt. Corey J. Rystad

Age: 20 Hometown: Red Lake Falls, Minnesota B Company, 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 136th Infantry Died: December 2, 2006 in Fallujah, Iraq Corey J. Rystad son of Jim and Donna (Salentiny) Rystad was born December 31, 1985 in Crookston, MN. He was baptized in the Catholic faith at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Red Lake
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Sgt. Bryan T. McDonough

Age: 22 Hometown: Maplewood, Minnesota B Company, 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 136th Infantry Died: December 2, 2006 in Fallujah, Iraq Additional Links https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/twincities/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=20201375 https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/16899885 https://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/12/04/soldierskilled https://thefallen.militarytimes.com/army-spc-bryan-t-mcdonough/2403832 https://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2010/other/101583/www.governor.state.mn.us/mediacenter/pressreleases/printerfriendly/PROD007862.html https://www.dvidshub.net/news/44253/cob-basra-roadways-honor-fallen https://www.twincities.com/2006/12/13/his-death-made-war-more-real/ https://www.1stmlg.marines.mil/News/News-Article-Display/Article/543149/minnesota-soldiers-honor-fallen-brothers/ http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/members/pressrelease.asp?pressid=1873&party=1&memid=12269 http://www.startribune.com/their-son-believed-in-iraq-mission-and-they-do-too/11615401/

Sgt. Nicholas D. Turcotte

Age: 23 Hometown: Maple Grove, Minnesota A Company, 2nd Battalion, 135th Infantry Died: December 4, 2006 near Al Nasiriyia, Iraq Sgt. Nicholas D. Turcotte, Age 23, of Maple Grove was killed in a vehicle accident on Monday, December 4th at approximately 6 a.m. Iraq time.  He was in a vehicle escorting a logistics convoy with
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Staff Sgt. James M. Wosika Jr.

Age: 24 Hometown: St. Paul, Minnesota B Company, 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 136th Infantry Died: January 9, 2007 in Fallujah, Iraq Staff Sgt. James M. Wosika, Jr., Age 24, of St Paul was killed in combat.  Sgt. Wosika was assigned to B Company, 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 136th Infantry, based in Crookston.  While traveling on a foot
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Sgt. Maj. Michael Mettille

Age: 44 Hometown: West St. Paul, Minnesota A Company, 134th Brigade Support Battalion Died: February 1, 2007 in Camp Adder, Iraq Sgt. Maj. Michael Mettille, 44, of West St Paul died of a non-combat related injury Thursday, Feb. 1.  Sgt. Maj. Mettille was assigned to A Co., 134th Brigade Support Battalion based in Brooklyn Park. Additional Links https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/17772146
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Staff Sgt. Greg N. Riewer

Age: 28 Hometown: Frazee, Minnesota A Company, 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 136th Infantry Died: March 23, 2007 near Habbaniyah, Iraq Greg Ninerd Riewer was born the son of Richard and Janice (Aasness) Riewer on June 12, 1978 in Detroit Lakes, MN. He was raised in Frazee, graduating from Frazee High School in 1997. He enlisted
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Spc. Carlos E. Wilcox IV

Age: 27 Hometown: Cottage Grove, Minnesota 34th Military Police Company Died: July 16, 2009 in Basrah, Iraq Spc. Carlos E. Wilcox, 27, of Cottage Grove was killed in combat.  He was assigned to the 34th Military Police Company in Stillwater, Minn.  Spc. Wilcox was killed when Contingency Operating Base Basra was attacked by indirect fire Thursday, July
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Spc. James D. Wertish

Age: 20 Hometown: Olivia, Minnesota 34th Military Police Company Died: July 16, 2009 in Basrah, Iraq Specialist James David Wertish, 20, of Olivia was killed in combat.  He was assigned to the 34th Military Police Company in Stillwater, Minn.  Spc. Wertish was killed when Contingency Operating Base Basra was attacked by indirect fire Thursday, July 16 at
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Spc. Daniel P. Drevnick

Age: 22 Hometown: Woodbury, Minnesota 34th Military Police Company Died: July 16, 2009 in Basrah, Iraq Specialist Daniel Paul Drevnick, 22, of Woodbury was killed in combat.  He was assigned to the 34th Military Police Company in Stillwater, Minn.  Spc. Drevnick was killed when Contingency Operating Base Basra was attacked by indirect fire Thursday, July 16
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Maj. Tad T. Hervas

Age: 48 Hometown: Coon Rapids, Minnesota 34th Red Bull Infantry Division Died: October 6, 2009 in Basrah, Iraq Maj. Tad Hervas, 48, of Coon Rapids, MInn., died October 6, 2009, in Basrah, Iraq, in a non-combat-related incident. Maj. Tad Hervas was born January 16, 1961, in Cumberland, Wisconsin. Hervas graduated from Coon Rapids High School
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