Minnesota National Guard
Spc. Daniel P. Drevnick
Woodbury, Minnesota
Age 22

Specialist Daniel Paul Drevnick, 22, of Woodbury was killed in combat.  He was assigned to the 34th Military Police Company in Stillwater, Minn.  Spc. Drevnick was killed when Contingency Operating Base Basra was attacked by indirect fire Thursday, July 16 at approximately 9:15 p.m Iraq time.

Spc. Drevnick was born April 13, 1987 in St. Paul, Minn.  He graduated from Woodbury High School and enlisted in the Minnesota Army National Guard March 28, 2005.  He graduated from One Station Unit Training as a 31B, Military Police at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.  On March 2, 2009, Spc. Drevnick deployed to Basra, Iraq with the 34th Military Police Company in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Spc. Drevnick, who planned to get a degree in law enforcement, was attending Century College in White Bear Lake, Minn. before the deployment.   He was also a drag racing partner with his dad and raced his Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution at tracks all over the Midwest.

Spc. Drevnick felt that his unit was part of his family and when he returned from his R&R, he said that he was happy to back with family.  “Drevnick was a great Soldier, but an even greater friend. Dan always had an excellent attitude and an ability to bring people out of bad moods.”
Spc. Drevnick is survived by his mother Roberta Freese and his father Ken Drevnick.

His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon and the Combat Action Badge.
Daniel Drevnick
In The News links

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Star Tribune- 3 Minnesota National Guard Soldiers killed in Iraq

Facebook- Dan Drevnick

Minnesota Public Radio- Three Minn. Guard members killed in Iraq attack

Associated Press- Families: 3 killed in Iraq were Minnesotans

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KSTP5- Vigil Held for Fallen Minn. Soldiers

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KARE11- Vigil honors Minnesota's fallen servicemen

FOX9- Vigil Held for 3 Killed Minn. Soldiers

FOX9- Pancake Breakfast to Support Troops
Final Arrangements

Press Release: Funeral Services Announced for Spc. Daniel P. Drevnick

Memorial: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=39565349

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