ND Soldiers Killed

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Dec 5, 2012 at 7:00 am

Two soldiers assigned to the 818th Engineer Company of the North Dakota National Guard were killed in action Monday in Afghanistan.  According to the guard a third soldier was wounded in the attack.  They were conducting route clearance operations in southern Afghanistan when an explosive device struck their vehicle.  41-year old Sgt First Class Darren Linde of Devils Lake and 20-year old Tyler Orgaard of Bismarck were killed in action.   23-year old Spc Charles Placek ofBismarck is listed in stable condition at a medical center in Germany.  The last North Dakota National Guard casualty was six years ago.   A total of 14 North Dakota Guardsmen have died in action in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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