Officer Brian Gutierrez served in Afghanistan with the Illinois Army National Guard.
After a six-month deployment in Afghanistan with the Illinois Army National Guard, Burr Ridge Police Officer Brian Gutierrez returned to work Monday. Gutierrez will be receiving a Board Resolution to recognize his service a Monday’s village board meeting. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Burr Ridge Village Hall, 7660 South County Line Rd.
The 13-year national guard member is being deployed in August.
Misiewicz family needs financial assistance after Marine lance corporal loses both legs when he steps on IED in Afghanistan.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Ken Manson
Saturday, November 19, 2011
More than 750 people, “joined hands,” at a fundraiser Nov. 18 in Countryside to financially and emotionally support Marine Lance Cpl. Josh Misiewicz of La Grange, who lost both legs and shattered both eardrums on July 20 when he stepped on a buried improvised explosive device while on patrol in Afghanistan. While recovering at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., Josh received the Purple Heart medal this fall from Marine Commandant Gen. James Amos. Besides the 750 people who bought tickets in advance for the “Join Hands for Josh” fund-raiser held at Bella Banquets, “a ton of people” paid at the door for the $25 tickets, according to Kathy Wolf, one of the more than 100 volunteers working on the benefit. Ed …