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Published February 12, 2010, 11:21 AM

North Dakota Soldier Dies in Kosovo

The North Dakota National Guard says a soldier serving in Kosovo has died of apparent natural causes.

By: Associated Press, WDAZ

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - The North Dakota National Guard says a

soldier serving in Kosovo has died of apparent natural causes.

Thirty-eight-year-old Sgt. Terry Rishling, of Fargo, died about

6 p.m. Wednesday. Guard spokesman Rick Smith says Rishling had not

been feeling well and had gone to a hospital at Camp Bondsteel,

where he died. An autopsy will be done.

About 650 North Dakotans are part of a peacekeeping force in

Kosovo. Rishling was a part of Valley City-based Alpha Company,

231st Maneuver Task Force.

A ceremony was being held Friday in Pristina, Kosovo, for fellow

soldiers to honor Rishling as his body was put on a plane to be

flown back to the U.S. A memorial ceremony was scheduled Monday at

Camp Bondsteel.

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