Forum News Service, Published February 11 2013
Heitkamp to take wife of fallen soldier to State of the Union
Sgt. 1st Class Darren Linde, 41, and Spc. Tyler Orgaard, 20, Bismarck, were killed Dec. 3 by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan as they cleared explosives from a road. A third soldier was wounded.
Adrienne Linde will be seated in the House gallery for the address.
“Adrienne is someone whose service to our country as a military spouse didn’t earn her any medals or awards,” Heitkamp said in a statement issued by her office Monday.
“When her husband was killed in Afghanistan, she didn’t ask for anything. She simply said, ‘The love of my life tragically passed away. I am enormously proud of him for his sacrifice and service to our nation. Darren gave his life so that others could pass through safely.’ ”