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Wrestler fights for college and country

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Adam Minette patrolled western Baghdad with the 849th Mobile Augmentation Company of the Army National Guard

Adam Minette patrolled western Baghdad with the 849th Mobile Augmentation Company of the Army National Guard.

Adam Minette is still fighting, but his weapons of choice -- a single, a half Nelson, a sprawl -- are not the lethal ones he carried during house-to-house searches in Iraq.

The junior wrestler and economics major from New Prague, Minn., is back on the Husky wrestling team and back in the classroom after nearly a year of service in the Iraq War with the 849th Mobile Augmentation Company of the Army National Guard.

His story is garnering attention this Veteran's Day, thanks to a feature in the Oct. 28 St. Cloud Times and a Nov. 11 story on the NCAA web site.

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