"State Guardsman Killed in Iraq; 3 hurt" by Dan Wascoe, Star Tribune
Minnesota National Guard Sgt. Gret Riewer, 28, was killed in Iraq from a roadside bomb while on patrol on Friday. Riewer lived in Frazee, Minn. and graduated from the local high school in 1997. Shortly after he enlisted in the National Guard and served in Bosnia. He was sent to Iraq last year with his brother, Andrew, who served in the same unit.
The challege in this story is making it stand out. There are so many stories covered in Iraq and with death tolls at their highest, it isn't unusual to read about another death from a roadside bomb. It is important to pay respect to those killed.
Brian Bonner reported on the death for the Pioneer Press. The two stories primarily had the same facts, however, the Pioneer Press had interviews from the mother and father.