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The Minnesota State Fire Service Memorial Pipe Band will perform Monday, May 26, at the Woodbury Memorial Day service at the Woodbury Lions Veterans Memorial. World War II veteran and member of the famed Easy Company unit Herbert Suerth Jr. will be the event’s keynote speaker. (Submitted photo by Minnesota Department of Public Safety)

’Band of Brothers’ veteran to headline Memorial Day events

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Members of the famed World War II “Band of Brothers” once numbered more than 160 men.

That number is now 18 and Minnesotan Herbert Suerth Jr. is among them. The Wayzata resident, now 89 years old, will be speaking Monday, May 26, at the Woodbury Memorial Day service at the Woodbury Lions Veterans Memorial.

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Mike Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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