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Civil Air Patrol veteran to be honored with Congressional Gold Medal

September 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARMINGTON — If you ever want to get Thomas O’Connor involved in something, you might be well advised to start by convincing his friends.

When the Farmington resident joined the Civil Air Patrol in 1942 as part of the first cadet squadron nati…continue reading on

Lanny Martinson’s next chapter

August 30, 2013 in Lake County News-Chronicle

Lanny Martinson’s story has touched lives all over the world. The Lake County native, now living in Sugar Land, Texas, was just a young Marine Corps platoon sergeant when he and his men walked into a mine field in southeast Asia. His is a story of loss, survival, redemption and a struggle against painful memories.
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Marine finds peace of mind in Oil Patch work

August 10, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

A fifth generation Nevadan, Larry Cunningham has always had a special place in his heart for the American West. Continue Reading

Thirteen countries in five years for Tischer

October 16, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

The word “Afghanistan” is very three-dimensional.
Beneath its 11 letters lie years of turmoil and timeworn feuds littered with interspersed prosperity. Surrounding its 11 letters lie misconceptions and prejudices. On top of its 11 letters sits the Karzai administration, precariously. And within its 11 letters lies Tyler Tischer’s story. Continue Reading

Clarissa, Minn., Marine fatally shot during Texas visit

April 4, 2012 in West Central Tribune

CLARISSA, Minn. (AP) A Marine from Minnesota was shot and killed while visiting friends in Texas.
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Rapid City Marine dies in Calif. car accident

February 16, 2012 in The Daily Republic

RAPID CITY (AP) A Rapid City couple is mourning the loss of their son, who was one of three Camp Pendleton Marines killed in a car crash in California. Continue Reading

Nightflyyer: Sibley man shares his interests, opinions through online videos

January 20, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

SIBLEY, Iowa Retired Marine. Entrepreneur. Roller skater. RC aircraft enthusiast. Movie producer. Musician. Pilot. Inventor.
Those are just a few of the titles that could be used to describe Dave Herbert. The multitudes of people who have viewed his online videos, however, know him as Nightflyyer the persona he developed for his YouTube channel.
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Marine inspires photographer’s search

December 23, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

RICHMOND, Va. Inside the medevac helicopter in Afghanistan, U.S. Marine Cpl. Burness Britt bleeds profusely from his neck. He and two other Marines have just been hit by shrapnel, with Britt’s injuries the most serious. The medevac crew chief clutches one of Britt’s blood-covered hands as he is given oxygen. I take hold of the other.
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New London, Minn., Christmas display benefits Toys for Tots

December 2, 2011 in West Central Tribune

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Former Marine pleads guilty to aiding in simple assault

September 19, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON Lotery Jonathan Heath, who said he is a former U.S. Marine, pleaded guilty Monday in Nobles County District Court to aiding and abetting in a simple robbery, a felony charge. Continue Reading

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