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Minnesota soldier who gained international attention for his fight against cancer has died

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ROSEMOUNT, Minn. -- Lt. Col. Mark Weber, the Rosemount soldier who became an inspiration to many as he battled terminal cancer for nearly three years, died shortly after 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon, according to a post on his Caringbridge site.

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According to the post, he died at home surrounded by family and friends, hours after hospice doctors informed him the end was near.

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Nathan Hansen
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