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Join Us for the Trip of a Lifetime!
This October, the National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS) is hosting a tirp to the D-Day Battlefields in Normandy, France. In adition, you will get a chance to explore the wondrous city of Paris! We would love to have you join us for this "bucket list" trip, which will benefit the National Guard Educational Foundation (NGEF).
Act fast to reserve your spot for this once-in-a-lifetime adventure as space is limited.
To: All South Dakota National Guard former members who served under Title 32 (AGR) status
RE: Eligibility for South Dakota Veterans Bonus
All Army/Air National Guard service members who served on Title 32 (AGR) status after September 11, 2001 may be eligible to receive up to five hundred dollars for the South Dakota Veterans Bonus. This eligibility also includes those who served on full-time duty in other branches of the military in the Reserves, but weren’t doing so under Ti...tle 10 orders.
Title 32 (AGR) former members and spouses of former deceased members, may be eligible to receive up to two hundred and forty dollars for their military service on this status if no other eligibility criteria are met. For those with other qualifying criteria (i.e. Hostile Service/Service Connected Disabilities) the maximum entitlement could be up to five hundred dollars.
Attached is a copy of the application form that should be submitted to the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs.
Please contact Jeri Smith (605) 773-3269 at SDDVA with any questions.
It is with sadness that we report the death of retired Captain Gordon Campbell, 95, from Spearfish. Campbell was a First Sgt. in one of the line companies in the 9th U.S. Army during World War II. After the Battle of the Bulge in Germany, his United States Army unit crossed the Rhine River in Germany. This would not be the only time Captain Campbell would cross the Rhine. As a Second Lieutenant he was activated with Company A, 109th Engineer Battalion during the Korean Wa...r. The 109th was deployed to Mannheim, Germany from 1951 to 1952, The mission was to control the bridging on the Rhine River. On October 15, 1956 Campbell was appointed the Commander of Company A, 109th Engineer Battalion, Lead, SD, a position he held until 1963. Captain Campbell spent more than 17 years in the South Dakota National Guard before retiring on December 21, 1964.
Services are pending, Fidler Isburg Funeral Chapel in Spearfish.