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Published December 05, 2012, 05:11 PM

Guard leaders grieving over two North Dakota men killed by roadside bomb

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Guard leaders are grieving for the honorable men who lost their lives serving our country.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Guard leaders are grieving for the honorable men who lost their lives serving our country.

Two North Dakota guard soldiers with the 818th out of Williston and Hazen were killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan on Monday.

41-year-old Darren Linde, of Devils Lake, leaves behind a wife and four children. The other soldier killed was 20-year-old Tyler Orgaard of Bismarck.

This video is from their sendoff ceremony in April. Their unit's mission was to keep roads safe in Afghanistan.

Maj. Gen. David Sprynczynatyk, ND National Guard: “While they were on mission, they encountered an IED, Improvised Explosive Device and sadly and unfortunately it detonated very near the vehicle and as a result the two soldiers were killed and the third was injured.”

23-year-old Ian Placek of Bismarck was wounded in the attack. He's in stable condition at a hospital in Germany.

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