NEW ULM - While most Minnesota National Guard Citizens Committees have disbanded since most troops returned from wartime deployments, the Brown County Citizens Committee was appointed for another three years Friday in 1-125 Field Artillery ceremony at the New Ulm Armory.
Fifteen committee members were appointed for another three years of serve by Major-General Richard C. Nash, Commander-in-Chief of the Military Forces of the State of Minnesota.
"You are an exclusive group," Captain Chad Paulson of the New Ulm-based 1-125th unit. "New Ulm is a unique community in many ways including its support of the military. I've lived in a few places but never seen anything like this. This group is important to deployed troops, especially those with small children."
The National Guard Citizen’s Committee of Brown County was appointed for another three years by Major-General Richard C. Nash, Commander-in-Chief of the Military Forces of the State of Minnesota. Cited at the New Ulm Armory Friday were from left, Robert Beussman, Jodi Lee Evans Marti, Denis Maday, Anita Esser, for the late Robert A. Anderson, Alberta Marth-Wohlfeil, Will Burdorf, Roy Janni, Vern Rubey, Fritz Busch, Patrick Holmes, and Paul Severson. Not pictured, Greg Peterson, Jerome Benz, Audra Shaneman and Dave Borchert.
The Brown County Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Citizens Committee will host a beer and wine tasting event with appetizers and silent auction beginning at 6 p.m., Saturday, April 13 at the New Ulm Armory. Tickets are $15 in advance and for military members and their families and $20 at the door. Tickets are available at the Armory, Cash Wise Foods, the New Ulm Chamber of Commerce and Yellow Ribbon Citizens Committee members.
The 1-125th FA Family Day with the firing of their Howitzer cannon and other weapons will take place Saturday, June 8 at Camp Ripley.
Fritz Busch can be e-mailed at firstname.lastname@example.org.