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A tiered granite monument honoring three fallen National Guard members, including Carlos Wilcox of Cottage Grove, greets visitors to the National Guard Armory in Stillwater, where the soldiers' unit is based. Bulletin photo by Scott Wente

Memorial honors fallen Cottage Grove, Woodbury soldiers

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Charlene Wilcox of Cottage Grove said Minnesota has done a lot to honor her son, Carlos, and two of his fellow National Guard specialists since they were killed while serving in Iraq three years ago.

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The latest remembrance came last month when the Guard dedicated a memorial in Stillwater to Wilcox, Daniel Drevnick of Woodbury and James Wertish of Olivia. The memorial is located at the National Guard Armory, which was home to the men's 34th Military Police Co. unit.

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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