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Associated Press, Published December 13 2012

North Dakota soldier being buried in Mandan

BISMARCK — A North Dakota National Guard soldier killed in Afghanistan is being laid to rest Thursday at the Veterans Cemetery south of Mandan.

Services for 20-year-old Spc. Tyler Orgaard, of Bismarck, are being held in that city prior to burial.

Orgaard was killed in a roadside bomb attack along with 41-year-old Sgt. 1st Class Darren Linde, of Devils Lake. Services for Linde were held Tuesday in Sidney, Mont., where he grew up.

The two members of the Williston-based 818th Engineer Company died in southern Afghanistan on Dec. 3. A third soldier was wounded but is recovering.

Gov. Jack Dalrymple asks that flags be flown at half-staff through Thursday in honor of the fallen soldiers.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.