Lt. Col. Bern Krueger has departed for service in Iraq. He will be flying a CH-46 Helicopter, a troop transport critical to operations there.Krueger came to Vail when he was three years old, where he was one of the first residents of West Vail. He graduated from Battle Mountain High School in 1980 and attended the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.He is married with three children and is living in Edwards, Calif., and he is a commanding officer of two reserve helicopter units. With a need for more flyers in Iraq, Krueger has stepped up to do the job.The Krueger family is asking that Bern is in your prayers and thoughts.He can be written to at:Lt. Col. B. Krueger USMCHMM 764UIC 41186FPO AP96426-1186
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