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Former Bemidji man receives bronze star for actions in Afghanistan tour

February 20, 2012 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