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Spc. Michael L. Hermanson - Fallen

Army Spc. Michael L. Hermanson
Fargo, ND
County: Cass
Iraq - Fallen
Date of Loss: May 23, 2006 / Age: 21
Branch of Service: National Guard
Company/Division: 164th Engineer Battalion, Minot, N.D.

Died May 23 of injuries sustained when his RG-31 Mine Protected Vehicle came under attack from an improvised explosive device, a rocket-propelled grenade and enemy small-arms fire while on a route-clearing mission during combat operations in Abayachi, Iraq.

Spc. Hermanson, who was single, has a sister, Lindsey, of Fargo. The 2002 Fargo North graduate attended North Dakota State University for two semesters before and after his military training.

He enlisted in the Guard in 2002. After basic training, he was assigned to Headquarters Support Company of the 142nd Engineer Combat Battalion in Fargo as a technical engineer, the Guard said.

Fargo North principal Andy Dahlen said Hermanson was interested in art, and never got into trouble in school.

Compiled from Associated Press reports.  Retrieved 10/01/2013 from "Honor the Fallen", http://projects.militarytimes.com/valor/