ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A military fund will mark the 10th anniversary of 9/11 by giving to the families of two Minnesota soldiers killed in Afghanistan.

The Minnesotans’ Military Appreciation Fund holds a Capitol ceremony Friday to present $5,000 grants to the families of Army 1st Lt. Christopher Goeke of Apple Valley and Marine Lance Cpl. Robert Greniger of Greenfield.

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Goeke, 23, was killed in Afghanistan in July 2010. Greniger, 21, was killed in Afghanistan in July of this year.

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The grants mark 12,000 cash awards totaling more than $7 million for combat veterans and their families since the fund was started in 2005.

Friday’s ceremony will also include awards for wounded veterans and others who served in combat.

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