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Former Bemidji man receives bronze star for actions in Afghanistan tour

Published 02/20/2012

Gunnery Sgt. Earl Wakonabo, formerly of Bemidji, received the Bronze Star with Combat ā€œVā€ medal recently from the U.S. Marine Corps. Wakonabo, a 34-year-old force recon gunnery sergeant assigned to the 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion, received the award Jan. 27 in San Diego.

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