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Josie Green, a freshman at Minnesota State University Moorhead, is seen Thursday near where she rescued Lucas Littleghost from the Red River last month. Littleghost fell from the rail bridge in the background and was swept downstream from there before Green plunged in to save him. He never regained consciousness and died Nov. 24 at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Moorhead State student, river rescuer, honored as 'a true warrior'

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Josie Green gave Lucas Littleghost a second chance. Now Littleghost's family would like to thank her for that.

Green is the college student who rescued Littleghost Nov. 20 after he fell 20 feet into the Red River from a railroad bridge between Fargo and Moorhead. Littleghost never regained consciousness and died Nov. 24 at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo.

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Now the deceased man's family has invited Green to attend his funeral Mass on Saturday in St. Michael, N.D.

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