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Published December 06, 2012, 04:50 PM

Family of soldier killed in Afghanistan shares memories

Bismarck, ND (WDAY TV) -- He died doing what he loved. The family of Tyler Orgaard shared memories of their son today, who was killed in Afghanistan.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Bismarck, ND (WDAY TV) -- He died doing what he loved. The family of Tyler Orgaard shared memories of their son today, who was killed in Afghanistan.

The Orgaard's say Tyler wanted to be in the military since he was 7. He was athletic, passionate and a character, like his dad. He loved Mixed Martial Arts, and wanted to open his own gym someday.

His parents say he was a born leader, always happy and upbeat about his mission in life and in Afghanistan. The Orgaard's say, since the loss of Tyler, they feel empty. But they're proud of who he was, and what he stood for. Win or lose, they say Tyler followed his dreams.

They last talked to him at Thanksgiving.

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