Posted by: Jacqui Murray | April 2, 2014

Wednesday Hero: Sgt. Greg N. Riewer

Sgt. Greg N. Riewer Sgt. Greg N. Riewer
U.S. Army 30 years old from Frazee, Minnesota
2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 136th Infantry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division
March 23, 2007
Sgt. Greg N. Riewer, 28, of Frazee, was killed while on patrol March 23, 2007 in Fallujah with soldiers from the Bemidji-based Company A, 2nd Battalion, 136th Infantry, when his vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb, the Guard said.

“The loss of Sgt. Riewer is a tragedy,” Maj. Gen. Larry Shellito, the adjutant general of Minnesota, said in a statement. “He was proudly serving his state and nation in a combat zone when he was taken from us.”

You can read more about Sgt. Riewer here

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

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  1. Once again, my heart is broken. These men should have been back home long ago!! I just can not see the hold up; the Middle East doesn’t want us there!! Farewell, Sergeant Riewer, you won’t be forgotten.

    • I’ve considered not posting these because–personally–it’s depressing. But how could I do that? What small price to share their story.

      • They deserve it, our pain is a small price compared to theirs.


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