Public visitation Bougler Funeral Home, 123 South 10th St. Fargo; Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Remembrance service for family, friends, classmates, co-workers, military colleagues First Lutheran Church, 619 Broadway, Fargo; Thursday, June 1, 2006, 7:00 p.m.
Funeral service First Lutheran Church, 619 Broadway, Fargo (public) Friday, June 2, 2006, 12:00 noon
Interment Riverside Cemetery, 2102 5th Street South, Fargo
Further details will be posted when completed.
ND State Captain
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was
supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Spc. Michael L. Hermanson, 21, of Fargo, N.D., died on May 23, in AL
Abayachi, Iraq, of injuries sustained when his RG-31 Mine Protected Vehicle
came under improvised explosive device, rocket propel grenade and enemy small
arms fire while on a route-clearing mission during combat operations.
Hermanson was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 164th Engineer Battalion,
Statement of Gov. John Hoeven on the
Funeral FOR Spc. Michael Hermanson
Bismarck, n.d. – Gov. John Hoeven today issued the following statement regarding the funeral of SPC. Michael Hermanson on Friday:
“We deeply appreciate the service of SPC. Michael Hermanson and the sacrifice that he and his family made for our nation. His funeral is a time for us to come together, to remember and to honor him, and to share our condolences with the Hermanson family.
“We are a free society because Michael Hermanson and all of our veterans have fought to preserve those freedoms. While they include the right of free speech and demonstration, I do not believe that the funeral for a fallen hero is the right time or place for a demonstration such as the one planned by members of the Westboro Baptist Church.
“In this instance we have worked with the Fargo Police Department to ensure that any protesters will be confined to a staging area at a respectful distance from the funeral.
“To ensure proper respect is afforded at funerals in the future, I will propose in the next legislative session that the state of North Dakota pass legislation that requires a buffer zone between any protest and a funeral or memorial service.
“Again, on behalf of the citizens of North Dakota, First Lady Mikey and I wish to express our great appreciation and heartfelt sympathy to the Hermanson family.”