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Report: Vikings One Of 14 NFL Teams Being Paid For Military Salutes

The Minnesota Vikings are one of 14 NFL teams being paid by the U.S. Department of Defense for patriotic displays at games, according to a report released Monday by NJ.com. The Vikings received a total of $605,000 over three seasons from 2011 to 2013, according to the report.


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Body Of Fallen Marine Returned To Minnesota

The body of a fallen Marine from Minnesota has been returned to American soil. A special Marine team carried a flag-draped transfer case containing the remains of Lance Cpl. Caleb Erickson from a military plane when it arrived at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware Tuesday.


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Fallen Marine From Waseca Returning To Dover

The body of a fallen Marine from Minnesota is being returned to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. The U.S. Department of Defense Monday said 20-year-old Lance Cpl. Caleb Erickson died Feb. 28 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.


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Remains Of Navy Pilot Missing In Vietnam Returned

The remains of a U.S. Navy fighter pilot missing in action in the Vietnam War are being returned to his family in Minnesota for burial. Lt. William Swanson, of Zimmerman, will be laid to rest June 11 with military honors at Fort Snelling in Minneapolis, according to the U.S. Department of Defense.


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Dayton Orders Flags Lowered To Honor Minn. Soldier

Gov. Mark Dayton has ordered flags lowered to half-staff Tuesday to honor a southeastern Minnesota soldier killed in Afghanistan.


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Remains Of WWII Servicemen To Be Buried

Nine servicemen who died when their bomber was shot down over the Pacific during World War II have been identified, and their remains will be buried in a single casket at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.


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Remains Of Minn. Airman Missing In WWII Identified

The U.S. Department of Defense says a Minnesota airman who was missing in action in World War II will be buried with full military honors Wednesday at Arlington National Cemetery.