Former Bemidji man receives bronze star for actions in Afghanistan tour

February 20, 2012 at 3:02 pm in Grand Forks Herald

Gunnery Sgt. Earl Wakonabo, formerly of Bemidji, received the Bronze Star with Combat “V” medal recently from the U.S. Marine Corps. Wakonabo, a 34-year-old force recon gunnery sergeant assigned to the 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion, received the award Jan. 27 in San Diego. Continue Reading