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Minnesota National Guard identifies three soldiers killed in plane crash

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Published: Dec. 7, 2019 at 11:51 AM CST
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Minnesota National Guard has identified the three soldiers killed in the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crash.

The crash happened on Thursday, southwest of St. Cloud, Minnesota.

The three deceased are 28-year-old Chief Warrant Officer 2 James A. Rogers Jr., 30-year-old Chief Warrant Officer 2 Charles P. Nord and 28-year-old Sgt. Kort M. Plantenberg.

The Minnesota National guards say all three soldiers were assigned to Company C, 2-211th General Support Aviation Battalion that is based in St. Cloud.

The unit returned from a nine-month deployment to the Middle East in May 2019. They did medical evacuations in support of Operation Spartan Shield and Operation Inherent Resolve.

All three soldiers deployed on the mission, according to the National Guard.

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