Minnesota National Guard to Induct 10 Service Members into 2022 Court of Honor

MEDIA ADVISORY: For Immediate Release
Sept. 29, 2022

LITTLE FALLS, Minn. – Sunday, the Minnesota National Guard will honor 10 individuals by
induction into the 2022 Court of Honor at the Little Falls-based Camp Ripley.

“Having the Court of Honor at Camp Ripley is something we are really proud of, and every
inductee deserves to be here for their service to the Minnesota National Guard and the State of
Minnesota,” said Minnesota National Guard’s Assistant Adjutant General and Camp Ripley’s
Senior Commander Army Brig. Gen. Lowell Kruse.

Camp Ripley has hosted this event since 1933 with 159 initial inductees. In 1988, a modern
approach began with biennial programs, and annual ceremonies starting in 2009. To date, 497
names have been etched into the granite monument at the Minnesota Military Museum. These
inductees are honored for their heroism, outstanding professionalism, and service. Each inductee
has been a Minnesota Army National Guard member or civilian employee of the Minnesota
Department of Military Affairs.

The Inductees for the 2022 Court of Honor will be:
• Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Neal G. Loidolt
• Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Dirk R. Kloss
• Col. (Ret.) Kevin A. Olson
• Lt.Col. (Ret.) John F. Ebert
• Chief Warrant Officer 5 (Ret.) Peter T. Panos
• Command Sgt. Maj. (Ret.) Paul E. Herr
• Command Sgt. Maj. (Ret.) John M. Lepowsky
• Command Sgt. Maj. (Ret.) Bruce L. Stowe
• Sgt. Maj. (Ret.) deceased Wayne R. Sulflow
• Sgt. (Ret.) Diane M. Buszta

“These inductees helped build what our current Minnesota National Guard is today. Their legacy
will be remembered for generations, and their example is something our current and future
service members can strive to emulate,” said Kruse. “The Court of Honor celebrates the very
best of our organization’s people and forever reminds us of their contributions to the Minnesota
National Guard and the State of Minnesota.”

Editor’s Note: Media members are invited to attend the event on Oct. 2 at 1 p.m., located at the
General Vessey Recreation Center, 15000 County Hwy 115 Little Falls, Minn. Media must
RSVP to Army 1st Lt. Will Hermanson at (651) 435-3180 or william.t.hermanson.mil@army.mil.

– About the Minnesota National Guard –
Established in 1856 and headquartered in St. Paul, the Minnesota National Guard has more than
13,000 Soldiers and Airmen who serve in 58 communities across the state. The Citizen-Soldiers
and Airmen of the Minnesota National Guard are ‘Always Ready’ to fight the nation’s wars,
protect the country, respond to state emergencies, and contribute to local communities. For more
information about the Minnesota National Guard, visit https://MinnesotaNationalGuard.ng.mil.