Friday, January 30, 2009

Minnesota Morns the loss of CWO Philip E. Windorski, Bovey, MN

The wife of CWO Philip E. Windorski, Jr. has graciously invited the Minnesota Patriot Guard to attend the funeral of her husband. We wish to extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of CWO Philip E. Windorski, Jr. and to let them know we will never forget their husband, father, son, brother and friend.

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of four soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died from wounds suffered when two OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopters crashed Jan. 26 in Kirkuk, Iraq. They were assigned to the 6th Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

Killed were:

Chief Warrant Officer Philip E. Windorski, Jr., 35, of Bovey, Minn.

Chief Warrant Officer Matthew G. Kelley, 30, of Cameron, Mo.

Chief Warrant Officer Joshua M. Tillery, 31, of Beaverton, Ore.

Chief Warrant Officer Benjamin H. Todd, 29, of Colville, Wash.

The incident is under investigation.

The Ride Captain In Charge for this mission will be Don Adamson - Ride Captain for the Grand Rapids sector.

At this time we are working with the family to figure out the details. They will be posted to our Mission Calendar and the National forum as soon as they become available, so remember to check it.

Remember to keep CWO Philip E. Windorski, Jr's family in your prayers especially in the coming weeks.