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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) issued the following statement:

"Jacquie and I send our deepest sympathies to the families of the Minnesota National Guardsmen who tragically lost their lives earlier today. Whether deployed overseas, or training here at home, the men and women of our armed forces put their lives at risk to ensure the safety and security of our nation. We are devastated by today’s loss of some of Minnesota’s finest heroes."