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Brothers in arms: N.D. soldier gives Guard buddy his kidney

Published 11/05/2011, Forum Communications

Spc. John Chase once knew a world of dangers lurking in hidden roadside bombs and snipers who could be taking aim as he and his fellow soldiers patrolled the villages and battlefields Afghanistan. A soldier buddy, Sgt. Francisco “Cisco” Raatz, would rescue him twice, once on a battlefield and once from an enemy neither member of the North Dakota National Guard could have predicted.

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