/*********************************************** * Chrome CSS Drop Down Menu- (c) Dynamic Drive DHTML code library (www.dynamicdrive.com) * This notice MUST stay intact for legal use * Visit Dynamic Drive at http://www.dynamicdrive.com/ for full source code ***********************************************/
History
Minnesota National Guard
Sixty Disabled Veterans Deer Hunting at Camp Ripley

CAMP RIPLEY, Minn (KSAX) - Deer hunting season started early for 60 disabled veterans at Camp Ripley Tuesday

The 20th annual Disabled Veterans Hunt, sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the American Legion, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Disabled American Veterans kicked off Tuesday morning with instructions, a lunch and target practice with the actual hunt is set to begin Wednesday at sunrise

"It really offers those disabled vets the opportunity to get back out in the field They thoroughly enjoy it Sometimes it's difficult for them to get out during the normal deer season, in November with the snow and cold, so this affords them that opportunity," St Cloud VA Event Coordinator Dennis Erie said

"There's a lot of camaraderie, because most of the guys here are Vietnam veterans, so we've got commonality there where we can talk about where we've been and what we've done since then It's kinda neat," disabled Vietnam War veteran Ted James said

The Minnesota veterans, wounded in or out of combat, range in age with some who served in WWII and others just returning from Iraq or Afghanistan

"It's nice that there's organizations around that take care of us and do the things that so many of us wanna do and even though we might be handicapped and stuff If you've got a will, there's a way to get out and do it," paraplegic Vietnam veteran Ken Klein said

Legendary Vikings coach and WWII veteran Bud Grant also joined the group for the hunt that ends Thursday

Written for web by Joe Nelson
jnelson@ksaxcom
Created: 10/04/2011 8:27 PM KSAXcom


Article source
http://ksax.com/article/stories/S2313939.shtml?cat=10230



Articles archive

In The News archive

Media Advisory archive

Latest News

Securing the Bold North: Minnesota National Guard supports Super Bowl LII

Posted: 2018-02-02  10:45 PM
Super Bowl 52 MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - More than 400 Minnesota National Guardsmen are supporting security efforts in Minneapolis ahead of Super Bowl 52.

"This is what we do," said Maj. Gen. Jon Jensen, Adjutant General of the Minnesota National Guard. "When the local community can't meet the public safety needs, they come to the Guard. We're their normal partner, we're a natural partner, and we're their preferred partner when it comes to filling in the gaps that they can't fill."

At the request of the city, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton authorized the Minnesota National Guard to provide support to security efforts leading up to and during Super Bowl 52. The Guardsmen are providing direct support to and working alongside law enforcement officers from across the state. Like their civilian law enforcement partners, Minnesota Guardsmen are focused on ensuring a safe experience for the residents and visitors who are attending the Super Bowl festivities.



100 Years Ago, Camp Cody's "Grand Old Man" formed 34th Infantry Division

Posted: 2018-01-18  12:59 PM
Gen. Augustus Blocksom Decorated veteran Augustus Blocksom was a man of his time, but times were changing. He exemplified Progressive Era America prior to the Great War. Blocksom participated in all the major US Army campaigns for nearly a half-century. He fought American Indians, Spaniards, Chinese and Filipinos. He brought that experience to Camp Cody, New Mexico where he assembled units from across the mid-West to form the 34th Infantry Division in 1917.



Iowa Red Bull takes command of 34th Infantry Division

Posted: 2017-12-13  10:11 AM
Minnesota National Guard JOHNSTON, Iowa - Brig. Gen. Benjamin J. Corell, Deputy Adjutant General of the Iowa National Guard, assumed command of the 34th Infantry Division "Red Bulls" during a ceremony in Rosemount, Minnesota, on December 9, 2017.

Headquartered in Minnesota, the division has been commanded almost-exclusively by members of the Minnesota National Guard since 1968.

"Typically there's been very few people who have been allowed to command the 34th Infantry Division that didn't come from the state of Minnesota," Corell said.



Minnesota-based aviation unit honors storied division, enters into new, 'expeditionary' era

Posted: 2017-12-12  11:29 AM
Minnesota National Guard ST. PAUL, Minn. - Soldiers of the Minnesota National Guard's 34th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade (ECAB), who recently celebrated a year full of achievements, have embraced a new name: Red Devils.

The St. Paul-based unit hosted its annual aviation brigade ball Dec. 9, at the Envision Event Center in Oakdale, Minnesota, where the unit's new logo was unveiled.

Soldiers of the 34th ECAB, which falls under and supports the 34th Red Bull Infantry Division, will continue to wear the Red Bull insignia on their uniforms. However, they will now be known and referred to as the Red Devils, a name that pays homage to the division's historical accomplishments and fierce warfighting.



Article archive
 
top