Soldiers help D.C. crash victim

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Dec 17, 2013 at 5:01 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) —Seven North Dakota National Guard soldiers on duty in Washington used their skills to help a woman injured in a crash.

The Guard says they stopped immediately last week when they saw her vehicle slide out of control in front of them.

The soldiers found the driver sitting in a ditch and provided first aid.

The Guardsmen are part of the 1st Battalion, 188th Air Defense Artillery Regiment's yearlong deployment to Washington to help protect the nation's capital.

They are Maj. Walyn Vannurden, of Mohall, N.D.; 1st Lt. Kerry Fredrich, of Bismarck, N.D.; Sgt. Scott Douglas, of Paynesville, Minn.; Spc. Mark Kubat, of Oakdale, Minn.; Spc. Jesse Goeser, of Hatton, N.D.; Spc. Leo Hughes, of Bismarck; and Spc. Tyler Needham, of Devils Lake, N.D.

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