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SPC. JOSH PETERSON,DETROIT LAKES, a member of the North Dakota Armyu National Guard's 188th Army Band, plays guitar for Rylee Hanlan, a kindergarten student from Rolla, at a Dec. 5 concert with the Three Time Rule ensemble at Rolla Public School.

A modern-day good Samaritan -- DL national Guard member honored for helping stranded travelers

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One cold and blustery winter morning in Fargo, Army Specialist Josh Peterson was helping his fellow soldiers in the North Dakota National Guard 188th Army Band get ready for the band's upcoming Music in the Schools tour.


He and a fellow guardsman were asked to go out and run a few errands around town -- a trip that was only expected to take about an hour.

But that was before Josh and his friend decided to stop and aid a stranded traveler along the highway.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
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