Pawlenty Visits MN Troops in Iraq

Monday, July 20th, 2009 at 5:11 am
Photo: U.S. Army by Sgt. Joe Roos

Photo: U.S. Army by Sgt. Joe Roos

Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty expressed sorrow, Sunday, for the families of three Minnesota soldiers who were killed in Iraq this week.  All three were members of the Minnesota National Guard’s 34th Red Bull Infantry Division.  Pawlenty and four other governors  spent a couple of days in Iraq this weekend meeting with the troops.

Pawlenty on his visit with troops in Iraq:

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Minnesota currently has over 1,000 members of the National Guard stationed in Iraq.  Pawlenty says the role of the Minnesota National Guard in the war is unique from any other war since World War II.

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The Minnesota National Guard Unit is headquartered in Basra.

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