An Indiana National Guardsman who was killed in the line of duty will be memorialized today in Marshall County. Indiana Adjutant General Maj. Gen. R. Martin Umbarger will join family and friends of Spc. Arronn Fields at the Indiana National Guard Armory in Plymouth at 11 a.m. EDT to pay tribute to his life and military service.A personalized shadow box will be permanently mounted there during a Wall of Honor ceremony. Fields was performing a security patrol in Afghanistan in 2012 when he was struck by a rocket-propelled grenade. The Knightstown native died of injuries sustained in that attack. The public is welcome to attend the ceremony.
Written by Mary Perren
WKVI News Director Mary Perren is glad to be back home in northern Indiana and on the radio. She’s a North Judson native with more than 20 years of news experience. She’s worked in print and radio news in Indianapolis, Hopkinsville, Ky., Nashville, Tenn. and most recently in Winamac before taking over as news director for Kankakee Valley Broadcasting in February of 2013. Her work has been honored by the Associated Press, StateNets News Association, Curb Foundation, Hoosier State Press Association and IBA. When she’s not sitting in the anchor chair or chasing down news, Mary enjoys shopping for antiques, attending concerts and taking long walks and rides in her vintage Saab convertible, weather permitting. She’s also a hopelessly devoted Chicago Cubs fanatic who still cringes at the mention of Steve Garvey and Josh Beckett and maintains it wasn’t Steve Bartman’s fault.