Spc. Dan Drevnick bioMinnesota Army National Guard Spc. Dan Drevnick planned to get a degree in law enforcement. The 2005 Woodbury High School graduate was killed Thursday July, 16 during an insurgent attack at a base in Basra, Iraq.
Minnesota Army National Guard Spc. Dan Drevnick planned to get a degree in law enforcement. He was killed Thursday July, 16 during an insurgent attack at a base in Basra, Iraq.
Drevnick graduated from Woodbury High School in 2005. He enlisted in the Minnesota National Guard during his senior year.
Drevnick had been serving in Iraq since his March 2, 2009 deployment to Basra, Iraq with the 34th Military Police Company in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was home in Woodbury earlier this month on R&R.
Drevnick, who planned to get a degree in law enforcement, was attending Century College before his deployment, a Minnesota National Guard press release stated.
In his spare time Drevnick was a drag racing partner with his father Ken and raced his Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution at tracks all over the Midwest, the press release stated.
Drevnick felt that his unit was part of his family and when he returned to Iraq from his R&R earlier this month, he said that he was happy to back with family, the press release stated.
Spc. Drevnick is survived by his mother Roberta Freese and his father Ken Drevnick.
Drevnick is the third member of the military with a Woodbury connection to die in post-9/11 military operations.
Army Spc. Conor Masterson, 21, a 2004 Woodbury High graduate, was killed April 7, 2007 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle while he was serving in Afghanistan.
Woodbury native Marine Capt. Kelly Hinz, 30, died in May 2005 when an aircraft he was piloting crashed in Iraq.