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Randy Bergquist

Government subcontractor, Bemidji native, dies in Afghanistan crash

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MINNEAPOLIS - A Minnesota native has died in the crash of a U.S. Army reconnaissance plane in Afghanistan.

Pilot Randy Bergquist was killed along with two other American military contractors when the Army C-12 Huron twin-engine turboprop crashed two weeks ago in a rugged, mountainous area of northeastern Afghanistan.

Bergquist, 53, was born in Bemidji and graduated from Princeton High School. He and the other two victims were working for Lockheed Martin subcontractors.

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