A warm send off for a Moorhead veteran going to help in the fight for Ukraine

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Published: Mar. 28, 2022 at 7:06 PM CDT
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FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) - One veteran is taking off to help a country that needs it the most.

“Of course there’s a little bit of trepidation when you’re going into a situation like this but I’ve just been so heart warmed by the response, people who really want to help, many people that I didn’t know before reaching out with contacts and ways that they want to help,” said Mark Lindquist, Air Force veteran from Moorhead.

Lindquist is responding to a call from the Ukrainian President to join a foreign legion in order to help fight against Russia.

He leaves March 29 but he isn’t the only one that is taking action toward this call.

“People from all over the country have contacted me and said ‘I was inspired by your story, I bought a plane ticket, I’ll see you in Poland in a few days,” he said.

He says once he is across the sea, he will begin his humanitarian expedition first. That includes establishing a P.O. box so that people can directly donate.

“I’ll pick it up in Warsaw and bring the supplies to the border, medical supplies, dressing, diapers, we’re going to need 80 million diapers at the border over the course of the next six months right, they need food, they’re running out of rations, they need pet food, they need baby food,” he said.

He says he will continue these efforts until he is accepted into the foreign legion

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