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Don Singlestad penned his war memoirs, "Fighting Fool," completing the book shortly before he died. During the fighting, Singlestad said he had no thoughts of decoration for his actions. "I went over there to get the war over with." (Jean Ruzicka / Enterprise)

Park Rapids war hero dies at 92

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S. Don Singlestad, the most decorated non-commissioned officer of the 34th Division of the Red Bull Infantry, died Thursday at the age of 92 at St. Joseph's Area Health Services.

Singlestad, who resided at Heritage Manor in Park Rapids, was living in Waseca when he enlisted in the Minnesota Army National Guard as a private in September 1940 with Company F.

His initial commitment was two years; he was eyeing life as a civilian and going into business with his father.

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