Bloomington in Hennepin County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Fallen Heroes Memorial
Erected 2008 by the Minnesota National Guard.
Location. 44° 49.623′ N, 93° 19.282′ W. Marker is in Bloomington Click for map. Memorial is at the Bloomington National Guard Armory Training and Community Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3300 West 98th Street, Minneapolis MN 55431, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bloomington Town Hall (approx. 0.8 miles away); Civil War Monument (approx. 1.8 miles away); Samuel W. and Gideon H. Pond (approx. 2.6 miles away); Camp Savage (approx. 3.7 miles away); Richfield Pioneer Homestead (approx. 3.9 miles away); Rodney J. Putz (approx. 4.4 miles away); The Honoring All Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.9 miles away); The First Flag Raised Over Iwo Jima (approx. 4.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bloomington.
More about this marker. The 1st Brigade Combat Team was responsible for securing logistics bases, supply routes and convoys. The 2,600 Minnesota Soldiers were deployed in the combat zone for 16 months, longer than any other military unit in Operation Iraqi Freedom. They were deployed for a total of 22 months including training.
Also see . . . Minnesota National Guard Articles. Fallen Heroes Memorial. Memorial Ceremony for Minnesota National (Submitted on May 29, 2011.)
Categories. • War, 2nd Iraq •
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