Camp Ripley Memorialization Board accepting nominations for 2024 Court of Honor

The Camp Ripley Memorialization Board is accepting nominations now through April 1, 2024 for possible candidates to be inducted into the 2024 Minnesota Army National Guard Court of Honor Induction Program at Camp Ripley, MN.

Please reference the attached documents:

Memorialization Regulation MNGR 1-33 (dtd 01 NOV 21)
Complete List of Memorializations at Camp Ripley (dtd 18 AUG 22)
History of the Memorialization Program (dtd AUG 2022)
Nomination Form (dtd 01 NOV 21)
Requesting Prior Service Records (SF180)
Example of format for Nomination Narrative written in White Paper format (MNARNG 1-33, Appendix B)

Nomination criterion as follows:

a. Members of the Minnesota Army National Guard who are officially
recognized for acts of valor or heroism at the risk of one’s life, while in
either state or federal military service.

b. Past members of the Minnesota Army National Guard who have obtained
‘uncommon prestige’ as a member of the Minnesota Army National Guard and
Have contributed to the Minnesota National Guard over an extended period of
time after retirement.

c. Nominators who need to request Records from our Service Verification
Section please complete attached SF Form 180 and forward by S: 15 MAR 24 to:

MN Army National Guard
Service Verifications
ATTN: Mrs. Paulette Kirchhamer
600 Cedar Street
Saint Paul, MN 55101

(Phone Number & E-Mail)
O: (651) 282-4049


-Nominations must be received by 01 APR 24 (nominations received after
this date will be retained for future consideration).

-NLT 15 APR 24: Nominations forwarded to the Adjutant General with
Recommendations from the Memorialization Board.

-NLT 15 MAY 24: TAG’s approvals/recommendations returned to Memorialization

-The 2024 Ceremony will be held on Sunday, 6 October 2024.

Nominations can be:

#1: E-mailed to the undersigned:

#2: Mailed to the following address:
Department of Military Affairs
ATTN: Office of the Adjutant General (4th Floor)
20 – 12th Street West
St. Paul, MN 55155-2004

Questions can be directed to the undersigned.

Best Regards,

Kathy M. Radziej (rod ge)
Executive Assistant to
   Adjutant General
Minnesota National Guard