Newspaper Articles About "Hero at Home"

Falteisek and Friends: Pre-Veterans' Day Concert Will Help A Veteran – reprinted from the October 18, 2012 Hastings Star-Gazette

     Join us for a free pre-Veterans' Day event filled with music, inspiration, refreshments, and the opportunity to HELP A VETERAN. The concert will be held at Woodbury Lutheran Church, 7380 Afton Road, Woodbury, Minnesota on Sunday, November 4th at 4:00 p.m..

     Chris's cousin, Spc. Daniel Drevnick, was killed in action during Operation Iraqi Freedom on July 17, 2009.

     As a tribute to Dan and a fundraiser for the Daniel Drevnick Memorial Fund, Chris Falteisek and friends will perform patriotic music and some of Chris' personal compositions.

     Vocalists will include recording artists Sarah Sprinthall and Maureen McNeary.Chris Falteisek, Doug Sprinthall and Gary McAlpin will accompany the vocalists.

     The Emerald Society of Minnesota (bagpipes); COL John Morris, State Chaplain for the Minnesota National Guard; and Ken Drevnick, Dan's father, will all take part in this celebration.

     The concert is free and open to the public. The performance will be approximately 90 minutes long.

     A free will offering will be gathered to benefit the Daniel Drevnick Memorial Fund. The memorial fund honors military and law-enforcement heroes by awarding scholarships to veterans and their family members that are enrolled in a college law-enforcement program. For more information, visit

     Dan is the grandson of Josephine Falteisek Drevnick, formerly of Trimbelle, Wisconsin. His cousin, Chris Falteisek is the son of Frank and Sylvia Falteisek of Prescott, Wisconsin.

Free Concert to Benefit Woodbury's Hero at Home Program – reprinted from an article by Kris Janisch in the October 23, 2012 Woodbury Patch

     The memorial fund was set up in honor of Dan Drevnick, a 2005 Woodbury High School graduate who died while serving in the military. The event is set for Nov. 4.

     Woodbury soldier Dan Drevnick and two of his comrades were killed by an enemy rocket in Iraq in July 2009.

     In his honor, his family set up a memorial fund that gives money to veterans (or family members) who are studying law enforcement, just as Dan was before he died while serving.

     On Nov. 4, a free concert will be held for the Hero at Home program. A freewill offering will be accepted to help the Daniel Drevnick Memorial Fund.

      The event will feature guest speaker Lt. Col. John Morris, and the music will be provided by Chris Falteisek, Mo McNeary, Sarah Sprinthall and the Emerald Society of Minnesota.

     The concert is set for 4-5:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at Woodbury Lutheran Church. It is free and open to the public.

     Daniel Drevnick died on July 17, 2009, after a low-flying rocket landed in his Basra, Iraq, compound. Specialists James Wertish and Carlos Wilcox were also killed in the attack.

     Work on the scholarship fund began soon after, and it took a lot of time—and plenty of volunteer work from others—to found the memorial fund, his father, Ken Drevnick, told Patch in March.

     “We wanted to do something to keep Dan's name alive,” he said.