Wednesday, January 17, 2007

SGT James Wosika Jr. funeral details

Here are the details of the funeral arrangements for SGT James Wosika Jr. of Bravo Company 2/136 (from the St Paul Pioneer Press):

"The funeral for James M. Wosika Jr., the Minnesota National Guard soldier killed in Iraq earlier this month, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Cathedral of St. Paul. Burial will follow at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Highland Park Senior High School.

Wosika, a 24-year-old native of St. Paul's West End neighborhood and a 2000 graduate of Highland Park, was killed Jan. 9 by a bomb while on foot patrol in Fallujah. No other soldiers were injured in the blast."

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Day by Day, by Chris Muir (updated daily)

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