Algona native is a Marine Corps hero

Veterans Day

It started as a nomal training exercise for Marines at Camp Pendleton, Calif. It almost ended in tragedy for 14 Marines but for the quick actions of Algona native Lt. Col. Tyler Freeburg.

For his actions on Sept. 13, 2017, Freeburg, then a major, recived a Navy and Marine medal for heroism while serving as an executive officer, 1st Batallion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division during the unit's Marine Corps combat readiness exercise.

Read the complete story in the Nov. 7 Kossuth County Advance

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