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Minnesota National Guard Soldier killed in Afghanistan

The Department of Defense announced Monday the death of a Minnesota National Guard Soldier supporting Operation Enduring Freedom

Spc George W Cauley, 24, of Walker, Minn, died Oct 10 at Bagram, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained from an Improvised Explosive Device incident that occurred Oct 7 in Helmand Province, Afghanistan Cauley was assigned to the 114th Transportation Company, Duluth, Minn

"We mourn the loss of this brave Soldier,"said Maj. Gen. Larry Shellito, the Adjutant General of the Minnesota National Guard, "Please take a moment to reflect on the ultimate sacrifice made by Spc Cauley We will never forget his dedication, loyalty and bravery shown for the United States of America and the state of Minnesota I ask that you keep Spc Cauley, his family and loved ones in your thoughts and prayers"

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**NOTICE TO NEWS EDITORS**

~~The Cauley family does not want to be contacted by the media and does not wish to do media interviews~~

The funeral details for Spc George W Cauley, 24, of Walker have been announced

VISITATION: (Closed to Media)
4 pm to 8 pm
Monday, October 19
Dennis Funeral Home
200 6th St
Walker, MN 56484

FUNERAL SERVICE: (Closed to Media)
1 pm to 2 pm (Visitation)
2 pm (Service)
Tuesday, October 20
Camp Ripley Memorial Chapel
(Building 10-98)
15000 HWY 115
Little Falls, MN 56345

INTERMENT: (Closed to Media)
Immediately Following the Funeral Service
Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery
15550 Hwy 115 Little Falls, MN 56345

Cards and Flowers:
Dennis Funeral Home
200 6th St
Walker, MN 56484

For more information on the 114th Transportation Company visit the unit's web page at MinnesotaNationalGuardorg

For more information on Spc Cauley along with further updates visit the Our Fallen Troops page at MinnesotaNationalGuardorg

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

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Our Fallen Troops Page Our Fallen Troops.pdf 114th Transportation Company Unit Page



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