Brown County Citizens Committee gets hitch

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 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 fbusch@nujournal.com.

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