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Associated Press, Published December 07 2012

Services pending for North Dakota soldiers killed

BISMARCK – Services for two North Dakota Army National Guardsmen killed in a roadside bomb attack in Afghan-istan are pending, but Guard officials have named the funeral homes handling arrangements.

Sgt. 1st Class Darren Linde, of Devils Lake, and Spc. Tyler Orgaard, of Bismarck, died Monday when an improvised explosive device struck their vehicle. The remains of both soldiers are at Dover Air Force Base, Md.

Orgaard’s funeral services will be conducted by Eastgate Funeral Service in Bismarck. Linde’s services will be conducted by Fulkerson Funeral Home in Sidney, Mont.

Spc. Ian Charles Placek, of Bismarck, was wounded in the attack. He’s being flown to Fort Riley, Kan., for further medical treatment and evaluation.

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