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Klobuchar and Dayton to speak at ceremony honoring 25 veterans

Twenty five Minnesota veterans will be honored tonight at the Veterans’ Voices Awards ceremony, presented by the Minnesota Humanities Center.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Gov. Mark Dayton will speak at the event, held at the University of St. Thomas.

The awards go to vets who have have honorably served and shown exemplary community service.

They are:

Legacy Awardees (age 41 and older)

  • Steve Campos, Air Force and Air National Guard, Cottage Grove
  • Thomas D. Cocchiarella, Air Force, Woodbury
  • State Rep. Bob Dettmer, Army Reserve, Forest Lake
  • Michael D. Dickinson, Navy, Meadowlands
  • Ralph Donais. Marine Corps, Elk River
  • Eddie Frizell, Army, Maple Grove
  • Khao Insixiengmay, Royal Lao Army/Special Guerrilla Unit, Brooklyn Park
  • Jim Tuorila, Army, St. Cloud
  • Joe Vene. Army, Bemidji

On the Rise Awardees (age 40 and under)

  • Megan Allen, Army National Guard, Ramsey
  • Carmelo Cruz, Marine Corps, Woodbury
  • Dajon Ferrell, Army National Guard, Mahtomedi
  • Scott Glew, Army National Guard, Elk River
  • Shelby Marie Hadley, Army National Guard, Rice
  • Joseph Kelly, Army National Guard, St. Paul
  • Colleen Kelly, Army Reserve, Minneapolis
  • Daniel Mitcham, Army, Minneapolis
  • Jason Ous, Army National Guard, Oak Park Heights
  • Ashley Riester Laganiere, Army National Guard, Farmington
  • Tyler Sanchez, Marine Corps, Eagan
  • Josh Savage, Army National Guard, Eagan
  • Jodi Schipp, Army National Guard, St. Paul
  • Elizabeth M. Skilbeck,Air Force, Elko
  • Nick Swaggert, Marine Corps, Chanhassen
  • Jack Zimmerman, Army, Cleveland

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