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GSL High School Veterans Day program set for Friday, Nov. 11

Glencoe-Silver Lake High School will host its Veterans Day program Friday, Nov. 11, at 10:10 a.m., in the high school gymnasium. The program is open to the public.
The featured speaker will be Sgt. Vihin Patel of the Minnesota National Guard.
Patel was born Sept. 5, 1985, in Brooklyn, New York, and moved to Missouri in 2003. He enlisted in the U.S. Marines Corps in 2004 as a motor transportation operator, and later holding a legal chief MOS as a secondary job. He conducted three tours in Iraq and one tour with the U.S. Navy aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Tarawa. He transferred to Quantico, Virginia, in 2010 and held the billet of dispatch supervisor for base motors. Patel organized the logistical movements of two Marine Corps marathons and conducted numerous OCS operations to train future commissioned officers of the Marine Corps.
Patel was discharged from active duty on Dec. 25, 2012, and moved to Minneota. he enlisted in the Army National Guard in 2013 as an 88mm motor transportation operator and currently drills in Chisholm with the 114th Transportation.
Patel and his wife Kathryn reside in Glencoe and have two children, Noah, 7, and Brooklyn, 4, both students at Glencoe-Silver Lake’s Helen Baker Elementary School.