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Sandy Aakre


153rd Engineer Battalion

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153rd Engineer Battalion

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Employment History


1st Battalion


South Dakota Army National Guard


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Sandy Aakre retires as N.G. chaplain

Sandy served for 22 years as a chaplain, first with the 1st Battalion of the 147th Field Artillery in Sioux Falls and since 1999 as the chaplain for the 153rd Engineer Battalion in Huron.
Sandy was deployed several times - the longest being to Iraq from December 2003 to March 2005. He was also deployed for state relief efforts to Hurricane Katrina Relief in Louisiana, Fargo Flooding Relief in North Dakota and served as the SDARNG Chaplain for the Spencer, SD Tornado Relief efforts.
Sandy was also deployed to Germany, Italy, Korea and Suriname as a chaplain for Army work deployments. He felt blessed to be able to travel and serve soldiers on four continents.
The Chief-of-Chaplains sent a thank you letter to Shelley along with a pin and a necklace for her steadfast support of Chaplain Sandy. Gov. Rounds has designated Feb. 28 as Major Elmer O. Aakre Day in South Dakota.
Sandy earned the following awards during his Army service:
When asked how retiring from the Guard would be like, Sandy replied that he would miss ministering to the soldiers and sharing in the relationships with soldiers that made serving in the Guard special. Sandy urges any of our ABCD ministers that qualify to check out the military chaplaincy.
Sandy is currently working on the history of the 153rd Engineer Battalion and will have a published book by mid-May 2010.

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Sandy Aakre retires as N.G. chaplain

Sandy served for 22 years as a chaplain, first with...

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