LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Dale Zorn, R-Ida, welcomed retired U.S. Army Sgt. Samuel J. Struth of Monroe to the state Capitol on Tuesday as his special guest for the Michigan Senate’s 26th Annual Memorial Day Service, which honored Michigan’s fallen soldiers.
Struth grew up in Ida and enlisted in the Army in 1975. After attending basic and advanced individual training at Fort Leonard Wood, MO and paratrooper school at Fort Benning, GA, Struth was duty stationed with 548th Engineer Battalion at Fort Bragg, NC. He served on numerous emergency relief missions, including flood cleanup in Virginia and West Virginia in 1979 and 1980 and earthquake recovery in Guatemala in 1976.
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