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Two North Dakota soldiers were killed in Afghanistan on Monday. The soldiers, Sgt. 1st Class Darren Linde, 41, of Devils Lake, and Spc. Tyler Orgaard, 20, of Bismarck, were doing a routine clearance o... Posted on 12/5/12 at 12:44 AM
Nowhere was the difference between the cable news networks on starker display than in prime-time coverage on the night the last American combat brigade left Iraq following a war that started seven years and five months ago.
David Bauder, AP Television Writer
, August 20, 2010
Efforts to draw down U.S. military forces in Iraq included a platoon-sized group of Soldiers from the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 724th Engineer Battalion, who earlier this week returned after being deployed approximately three months in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom to begin their demobilization process at Fort McCoy.
By Sgt. Michelle Gonzalez, Wisconsin National Guard
, July 20, 2010
Army Reservist Sgt. 1st Class Dan H. Gabrielson, 39, of Spooner died July 9, 2003, in Ba Qubah, Iraq. Gabrielson was assigned to the 652nd Engineer Co., Ellsworth, Wis. He was traveling in a convoy that came under attack; he was killed by hostile fire.
Even before he got back from Iraq, Sgt. Kevin Johnson had deer hunting on his mind. So Johnson, who deployed with the Wisconsin National Guard’s 32nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, wrote to state lawmakers with an idea: Establish a special deer season for the thousands of returning soldiers who missed the chance to hunt this fall.
By Mary Spicuzza, The Wisconsin State Journal
, January 14, 2010
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