Local soldiers send off

Shown left to right are three local soldiers on the eve of deployment during a community event held in their honor: John Dornbusch and Reed Engle of Wessington Springs and Marcus Bruce of Woonsocket. 

Community gathers for bean bag tournament and meal to help send off local solders for deployment  

Community, friends and family gathered in support of three local soldiers Saturday evening at the American Legion, “up on the hill’ in Wessington Springs. John Dornbusch, Reed Engle and Marcus Bruce will deploy this week with members of the South Dakota National Guard 196th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade.

For more photos and the complete story, look to next week’s True Dakotan print and e-issue.