Former La Ronge Resident Earns Military Honour

Thursday, June 09, 2005 at 15:24



A Lac La Ronge Indian Band Member has been honoured with a nationally-recognized military award.


Travis Heglund says he joined the military nine years ago because he wanted more fulfillment in his life and a sense of purpose.


The 29-year-old master corporal is the the first-ever winner of the Canadian Airborne Soldier of the Year award.


Heglund says winning the award is a deep honour and he loves his life in the military.


Heglund is preparing to travel to Ontario this weekend to participate in a specialized free-falling dive class.