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Conflict: Afghanistan

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Sgt. 1st Class Darren M. Linde
2012
Devils Lake, ND
Afghanistan - Fallen
Branch of Service: National Guard
Company/Division: 818th Eng Co (Sapper), Williston, N.D.
Date of Loss: December 3, 2012 / Age: 41

Died Dec. 3 in southern Afghanistan of wounds caused by an improvised explosive device.

Spc. Tyler J. Orgaard
2012
Bismarck, ND
Afghanistan - Fallen
Branch of Service: National Guard
Company/Division: 818th Eng Co (Sapper), Williston, N.D.
Date of Loss: December 3, 2012 / Age: 20

Died Dec. 3 in southern Afghanistan of wounds caused by an improvised explosive device.

Spc. Keenan A. Cooper
2010
Wahpeton, ND
Afghanistan - Fallen
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: 4th Squadron, 73rd Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC
Date of Loss: July 5, 2010 / Age: 19

Died July 5, 2010 in Yakuta, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device.

Army Spc. Chris Kleinwachter
2006
Wahpeton, ND
Afghanistan - Fallen
Branch of Service: National Guard
Company/Division: 1st Battalion, 188th Air Defense Artillery, Grand Forks, N.D.
Date of Loss: November 30, 2006 / Age: 29

Died Nov. 30 of injuries sustained when his vehicle rolled over during combat operations in Ghazni, Afghanistan.

Army Cpl. Nathan J. Goodiron
2006
Mandaree, ND
Afghanistan - Fallen
Branch of Service: National Guard
Company/Division: 1st Battalion, 188th Air Defense Artillery, Grand Forks, N.D.
Date of Loss: November 23, 2006 / Age: 25

Died Nov. 23 of injuries sustained when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using small-arms fire and rocket propelled grenades in Qarabagh, Afghanistan.

Army Spc. Curtis R. Mehrer
2006
Bismarck, ND
Afghanistan - Fallen
Branch of Service: National Guard
Company/Division: 1st Battalion, 188th Air Defense Artillery, Grand Forks, N.D.
Date of Loss: June 6, 2006 / Age: 21

Killed June 6 when his Humvee struck two anti-tank mines during combat operations in Khogyani, Afghanistan.

Army Sgt. Travis A. Van Zoest
2006
Larimore, ND
Afghanistan - Fallen
Branch of Service: National Guard
Company/Division: 1st Battalion, 188th Air Defense Artillery, Grand Forks, N.D.
Date of Loss: June 6, 2006 / Age: 21

Killed June 6 when his Humvee struck two anti-tank mines during combat operations in Khogyani, Afghanistan.