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Army Spc. Tyler J. Orgaard

Died December 3, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom

20, of Bismarck, N.D.; assigned to 818th Eng Co (Sapper), North Dakota National Guard, Williston, N.D.; died Dec. 3 in southern Afghanistan of wounds caused by an improvised explosive device. Also killed was Army Sgt. 1st Class Darren M. Linde, 41, of Devils Lake, N.D.

N.D. lawmakers take moment of silence for soldiers
The Associated Press

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota legislators have taken a few moments to honor two National Guard soldiers killed in action in Afghanistan and a third who was wounded.

The Legislature is meeting at the state Capitol in Bismarck this week to get organized for the 2013 session that starts in January. Gov. Jack Dalrymple on Wednesday presented his budget recommendations to the lawmakers. At the start of his speech he asked for a moment of silence for Sgt. 1st Class Darren Linde, of Devils Lake, Spc. Tyler Orgaard, of Bismarck, and Spc. Ian Placek, of Bismarck.

Linde and Orgaard died Monday when an improvised explosive device struck their vehicle, and Placek was wounded.

Linde's and Orgaard's remains were being flown back to the United States on Wednesday. Funeral arrangements were pending.

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