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Minnesota National Guard MEDIA ADVISORY

For Immediate Release December 11, 2006

Funeral Services Announced for Minnesota National Guard Soldier Killed In Iraq

The funeral details for Sgt. Nicholas D. Turcotte, Age 23, of Maple Grove have been announced. Sgt. Turcotte died near Al Nasiriyia, Iraq on December 4th when his Armored Security Vehicle rolled over while escorting a logistics convoy. He was assigned to the West St. Paul-based A Company, 2nd Battalion, 135th Infantry. Turcotte has been promoted posthumously from the rank of Specialist to Sergeant.

At the request of the family, no media are invited to the visitation, funeral, or interment. Visitation (Closed to Media)
9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Friday, Dec. 15
Church of St. Vincent de Paul
9100 93rd Ave N
Brooklyn Park, MN 55445

Funeral (Closed to Media)
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 15
Church of St. Vincent de Paul
9100 93rd Ave N
Brooklyn Park, MN 55445

Interment (Closed to Media)
1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 15
Ft. Snelling National Cemetery
7601 34th AVE S
Minneapolis, MN 55450

Cards and flowers:
The Turcotte Family
c/o Evans Nordby Funeral Home
34 2nd ST NE
Osseo, MN, 55369

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Cpt. Patricia Baker, 651-268-8961 (Office), 651-775-5875(Cell)
For the latest press releases, with related links, go to http://www.MinnesotaNationalGuard.org/press_room/ma_overview.php

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