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August 20, 2018

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November 24, 2017
To the family of Mel Gruening:
Even through I did not get to Wausau very often I always did run into Mel some place or another. I will always miss him. We always talked about our military service that we both served for our country.
I spent 28 years in the Army and retired as a CW5. The last time I met Mel I was not aware that I was nominated for for the Congressional Medal Of Honor for my 6 years in Vietnam as a pilot for the CIA, and then two more years in Desert Storm. Mel knew about my service in Vietnam and Desert Storm but not about the Medal of Honor. I think he would have been very happy to know that some one in the family would receive that high award. Yes Mel and I always talked our military time. He will be missed by a lot of people, especially me.
May he rest in peace.
His friend always CW5 Alan D. Prast
November 23, 2017
To the family i offer my sincere condoldnces. Please know that the God of comfort is near to all those calling on him. Psalms 145:18.
November 23, 2017
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
November 22, 2017
Cindy, so sorry for your loss. Losing a father is a special kind of hurt. Prayers