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Funeral Services Announced for Spc. James D. Wertish

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:� 
July 24, 2009

Funeral Services Announced for Spc James D Wertish

The funeral details for Spc James D Wertish, 20, of Olivia have been announced� 

Spc Wertish died as a result of an indirect fire attack Thursday, July 16 on Contingency Operating Base Basra� 

He was assigned to the Stillwater-based 34th Military Police Company, 34th Infantry Division� 

WAKE: (Open to Media)
3:00 pm to 8 pm
Sunday, July 26
Saint Mary's Catholic Church
220 South 10th Street
Bird Island, MN 55310

(320) 365-3593

At the request of the family, media are asked to film or photograph at a distance

VISITATION: (Open to Media)
10:00 am
Monday, July 27
Saint Mary's Catholic Church
220 South 10th Street
Bird Island, MN 55310

At the request of the family, media are asked to film or photograph at a distance

MASS: (Closed to Media)
11:00 am
Monday, July 27
Saint Mary's Catholic Church
220 South 10th Street
Bird Island, MN 55310

**At the request of the family, media are asked not to film or photograph during the mass**

INTERMENT: (Open to Media)
Immediately Following Mass
Monday, July 27
St Aloysius Catholic Cemetery
Olivia, MN 56277

At the request of the family, media are asked to film or photograph at a distance

Cards and Flowers:
Mr and Mrs Wertish
30686 770th Ave
Olivia, MN 56277

NOTICE TO NEWS EDITORS:

The family requests that media inquiries be directed to the Minnesota National Guard Public Affairs Office at 651-282-4410 The family does not wish to be contacted by the media

For more information and updates on the fallen Soldiers and the 34th Military Police Company, 34th Infantry Division visit www.MinnesotaNationalGuard.org� 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Minnesota National Guard Public Affairs at mn.ng.web@mail.mil or call 651-282-4410

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