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Jesse Orgaard talks Thursday about the death of his son, North Dakota National Guard Spc. Tyler J. Orgaard, 20, as the family, Tyler's mom, Josie, and older sister Kristy, right, talked with the media in Bismarck. Associated Press photo

Family of 20-year-old Guardsman says he died doing what he loves

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BISMARCK - The father of slain North Dakota Guardsmen Spc. Tyler J. Orgaard said his son died doing what he loved and what he dreamed of.


Jesse Orgaard said his son would tell his family not to cry for him but rather have a beer in his honor. The family planned to honor that wish.

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