God bless the National Guard soldiers who last week had their lives claimed in a helicopter crash southwest of St. Cloud: chief warrant officers James Rogers Jr. and Charles Nord, and warrant officer candidate Kort Plantenberg.
Please join me in offering condolences to the friends and families of the soldiers who were killed in that tragic accident. Nord, from Perham, is the nephew of a classmate of mine.
Please also use this great loss to be reminded of the great sacrifices our soldiers and their families make every day, whether it’s on duty overseas or conducting business here at home.
In solemn prayer,