South Dakota Army National Guard Soldier Maj. Murray Thompson, of Pierre, S.D., arrives at Rapid City Regional Airport Dec. 12, 2013 (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Beck)(RELEASED)

Pierre Soldier Arrives in SD Thursday Following Three Month Deployment to Afghanistan

RAPID CITY, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre soldier arrived back in South Dakota Thursday after serving a three-month deployment in Afghanistan with a South Carolina National Guard unit.  The South Dakota National Guard’s Public Affairs Office says that SD Guard Soldier Major Murray Thompson arrived at the Rapid City airport yesterday.  He had...
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Fort Pierre Man Sentenced in Federal Court for Bank Fraud

UNDATED – (DRG News) A Fort Pierre man was sentenced yesterday in federal court for Bank Fraud.  40-year-old Wyatt Rasmussen received a sentence of 33 months in custody to be followed by three years of supervised release.  In addition, Rasmussen was ordered to pay restitution of $238,969.59.  Rasmussen was indicted in federal court for...
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Welcome Home Ceremony Scheduled for 152nd Soldiers

(From the South Dakota National Guard’s Public Affairs Office) A welcome home ceremony will be held for 68 Soldiers of the 152nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, South Dakota Army National Guard, on Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 3:30 p.m. (CT) at T.F. Riggs High School in Pierre, after completing a five-month deployment to Afghanistan in...
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Ceremony Honors Standing Rock Sioux Code Talkers

FORT YATES, N.D. (AP) – Forty-five members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe who served as code talkers during World Wars I and II have been honored posthumously for their service. Family members of the former soldiers were presented Congressional Gold Medals during a ceremony in Fort Yates on Thursday. The medals were first...
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