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  • Photo of Major Chris Mercado.
    VERMILLION, S.D. – Major Chris Mercado, the 2017 Military Times Service Member of the Year for the U.S. Army, then a member of the 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, was flying to Anchorage, Alaska, from New York State the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. Though the pilots o...
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  • On May 5th the Prairie Fire Battalion was proud to commission Cadets, Kyle Bonk, Shane Hansen, Cole Huber, Dylan Stanko, Charlotte Taggart, and John Wetherington and as Second Lieutenants.

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