Vietnam vets lead tribute to fallen soldierWAHPETON, N.D. (AP) — More than two years after his death, a Wahpeton soldier is being remembered in a graveside tribute.
WAHPETON, N.D. (AP) — More than two years after his death, a Wahpeton soldier is being remembered in a graveside tribute.
A Saturday afternoon ceremony led by Vietnam veterans from Woodbury, Minn., is to recognize Army Staff Sgt. David Kuehl, who died in May 2007.
The Remember the Fallen Tribute was developed by Jeff Seeber of Woodbury to honor Minnesota and Wisconsin soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Seeber said the goal is to make sure people never forget.
Kuehl's wife, Amy, who grew up in neighboring Breckenridge, Minn., said it's ``neat that they still honor these soldiers.'
The military said the 27-year-old Kuehl died May 22, 2007, in Taji, Iraq, after a roadside bomb detonated near his unit.
Seeber said the Remember the Fallen Tribute will visit the gravesides of 95 fallen soldiers throughout the summer.