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Minnesota National Guard
Funeral Services Announced for Minnesota National Guard Soldier Killed In Iraq

For Immediate Release December 8, 2006

Funeral Services Announced for Minnesota National Guard Soldier Killed In Iraq

The funeral details for Sgt Bryan T McDonough, Age 22, of Maplewood have been announced Sgt McDonough died in Fallujah, Iraq on December 2nd when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle He was assigned to B Company, 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 136th Infantry in Crookston, Minnesota McDonough has been promoted posthumously from the rank of Specialist to Sergeant

Wake (Open to Media)
3 pm to 8 pm
Monday, Dec 11
Mueller-Bies Funeral Home
2130 Dale ST N
Roseville, MN 55113

Funeral (Closed to the Media)
10 am to 11:30 am
Tuesday, Dec 12
Cathedral of St Paul
239 Selby AVE
St Paul, MN 55102

At the request of the family, no media are invited to the funeral

Interment (Open to Media)
12 pm to 12:30 pm
Tuesday, Dec 12
Ft Snelling National Cemetery
7601 34th AVE S
Minneapolis, MN 55450


The McDonough Family
c/o Minnesota National Guard
3300 W 98th ST
Bloomington, MN 55431

Cards and flowers:

Mueller-Bies Funeral Home
c/o: McDonough Family
2130 N Dale St
Roseville, MN 55113


Lt Col Kevin Olson, 651-268-8949 (Office), 651-775-4392 (Cell)

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