Lang

(Willmar MN-) The West Central Connection Chorus sang to a crowd that braved the cold and wind to attend the Veterans' Day event last night at the Willmar War Memorial Auditorium....

Senator and National Guard Major Andrew Lang of Olivia spoke about wanting to fly and the impact of military service on family. Lang has been in the guards for 18 years, and talks about how he wanted to be a pilot but did not enlist in the Air Force after high school after being told it might be years before he could apply to be a pilot. He said after the 9-11 terrorist attacks, he enlisted in The National Guard...

...Lang said he is qualified to fly a variety of aircraft including The Blackhawk Helicopter. He said he has served two combat deployments in Iraq...

...In his second deployment he flew many missions including combat strikes against ISIS. Lang said serving impacts soldiers and their families as well...

...Lang said serving in the military was, in his opinion, the best thing he could do. In addition to being a member of The Minnesota National Guard, he is a state senator and a pilot for Life Link Air Ambulance Service.