FARGO, N.D. — 1st Lt. Leslie Worrel, Cooperstown, N.D., officer in charge of the medical treatment section of the Fargo-based 141st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, recently was a given a certificate of appreciation for her efforts in conducting a class on combat lifesaving skills to a National Guard unit headquartered in Valley City, N.D..
Lt. Col. Lonnie C. Punton, commander of the Valley City-based 231st Brigade Support Battalion, wrote that Worrel presented “hands-on, realistic scenarios” that combined with her “useful medical experiences” to add value to the training.
In her civilian life, Worrel works as a physician’s assistant in Griggs County, N.D., where she provides important medical care for the people of the area.
Worrel is a native of a Lamoure, N.D.
Since the 2001 terrorist attacks on America, the North Dakota National Guard has mobilized more than 3,800 Soldiers and more than 1,800 Airmen in support of the Global War on Terrorism. Currently, nearly 300 North Dakota Guardsmen are serving overseas while more than 4,000 remain in the state for emergency response and national defense. For every 10,000 citizens in North Dakota, 65 serve in the North Dakota National Guard, a rate that’s more than four times the national average.
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