I wish I noticed this earlier... Tonight in Vermillion

If you have a free minute this evening, run, don't walk to this event at USD.
Where the River Bends: How the Next Greatest Generation is Defending Liberty and Freedom in Iraq.

November 16, 2005. 7:00 p.m. Farber Hall. The College Republicans will be sponsoring
Joel Arends, a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and current law school student who was a Army Infantry Platoon Leader and recipient of the Bronze Star. Joel will present a first hand boots-on-the-ground account of the fight to defend freedom and keeping the peace in Baghdad, Iraq.
Joel is a former state legislative candidate from Iowa, a SDWC reader, and a good Republican down at the USD Law School. I guess I hadn't realized he was a bronze star recipient. They don't just hand those out for showing up. (If you read this Joel, send me a blurb on the award of this medal, I'd like to publish it).

ALSO - Joel is going to be on Belfrage (KELO AM 1320) on Thursday morning the 17th at 7:25 a.m. to speak about the Iraq war and why he believes it's keeping America safe.

Joel is one of the Young Republicans out there today who I guarantee you'll see running for office one of these days soon. A salute to Joel Arends from the South Dakota War College!


Anonymous said…
I had the pleasure of attending Joel's speech last evening. Joel, a classmate of mine, did a marvelous job of reflecting on his personal experience in Iraq. He was poised and articulate during his presentation. He displayed the compassionate and good deeds of American troops that you won't see on tv. He demonstrated leadership over young men and women and further made me proud of his service. Joel is a true hero. Thank you for your service.

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