Council honors soldiers with moment of silenceThe city of Woodbury took time out of its July 22 council meeting to honor three soldiers with local ties who were killed earlier this month in an attack in Iraq.
By: Hank Long, Woodbury Bulletin
The city of Woodbury took time out of its July 22 council meeting to honor three soldiers with local ties who were killed earlier this month in an attack in Iraq.
The Woodbury City Council observed a moment of silence in remembrance for Daniel Drevnick, Carlos Wilcox and James Wertish who were all members of Stillwater-based military police unit affiliated with the 34th Red Bull Infantry Division.
Drevnick, was a 2005 Woodbury High School graduate. Wilcox was a resident of neighboring Cottage Grove and Wertish grew up in Olivia, which is about two hours west of the Twin Cities. All three men had spent time training at the Minnesota National Guard armory in downtown Stillwater.
Woodbury Mayor Bill Hargis said soldiers are to be honored for their “unwavering courage and commitment to their country.”
“While we mourn the loss of these three brave men we know many in our community are specially affected by the loss of Daniel Drevnick,” Hargis said.
Hargis also commented on the city’s recent move to enter into the Yellow Ribbon Network of Washington County, which is an organization founded earlier this year with an aim to build up a community support network for families of deployed military members.
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