Minnesota National Guard
Sgt. Corey J. Rystad
Red Lake Falls, Minnesota
Age 20

Sgt. Corey J. Rystad, Age 20, of Red Lake Falls was killed in combat.  Sgt. Rystad was assigned to B Company, 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 136th Infantry, based in Crookston.  While traveling on a patrol mission near Fallujah, Iraq an Improvised Explosive Device detonated near his vehicle on Saturday, December 2nd at approximately 4 p.m. Iraq time.

Press Release
Spec Corey Rystad

High Resolution Photos
Final Arrangements
Funeral Program
Cemetery Memorial

Back to Our Fallen Troops
All Were Soldiers


Veterans Day 2007 Pioneer Press Article

Stories by family members
Compiled by Rachel E. Stassen-Berger
Photos by Ben Garvin and family member contributions

NorthStar GUARD Online

Desert Bulls: 12/31/06
Honoring our Fallen Soldiers: Sgt. Corey Rystad, Sgt. Bryan McDonough – Task Force

NorthStar GUARD Online: 12/13/06
Sgt Corey Rystad photo gallery

In The News: 12/4/06
2 Minnesota Soldiers serving in Iraq killed by explosives

In The News: 12/4/06
Red Lake Falls Soldier killed Saturday in Iraq

Press Conference: 12/4/06
Lt. Col. Kevin Gutknecht gives a statement regarding deaths of Sgt. Corey Rystad and Sgt. Bryan McDonough Dec. 4, 2006 from the Crookston Minnesota National Guard Training and Community Center.