TJ Melcher will put his job at the Minnesota Department of Transportation on hold and be away from his wife and children as he leaves soon for a yearlong deployment in the Middle East with the Minnesota National Guard. leave his family after being deployed for over a year next month. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer
Honoring the commitment: Bemidji man to deploy soon for yearlong stint in Middle East
BEMIDJI — Despite several stints in the Minnesota National Guard, TJ Melcher has never been on deployment.
That will change. As a member of the 34th Combat Aviation Brigade out of St. Paul, the Bemidji man will leave next month for mobilization training in Texas before deploying to Kuwait in August.
Get the full story
Subscribe or Log In
Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet? Activate your account.
You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us or call (218) 333-9200 and we can help you.