BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ A North Dakota National Guard soldier killed in Afghanistan was laid to rest, while the family of a second soldier who died prepares for his burial.
Services for 41-year-old Sgt. 1st Class Darren Linde, of Devils Lake, were Tuesday in Sidney, Mont., where he grew up. The funeral for 20-year-old Spc. Tyler Orgaard, of Bismarck, is Thursday in that city.
Orgaard's body was brought to Bismarck on Monday and turned over to family.
The two members of the Williston-based 818th Engineer Company died in a roadside bomb attack in southern Afghanistan on Dec. 3. A third soldier was wounded but is recovering.
Gov. Jack Dalrymple asks that flags be flown at half-staff on Tuesday and Thursday in honor of the fallen soldiers.