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National Guardsman Brian Hitchcock, singing before a Vikings audience, will soon be boosting troop morale in Iraq as a member of the 34th Red Bull Infantry Division Band. (Submitted photo)

Akeley star performer bound for Iraq

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AKELEY - On Brian Hitchcock's home turf in Akeley, residents know him as council member, percussionist and vocalist, wowing audiences from behind the karaoke microphone at the muni.


Down in the National Guardsman's hometown of the Twin Cities, he's engaged Vikings, Twins and Gophers fans with solos at games, as well as entertaining three Minnesota governors.

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