Washington, D.C. - Yesterday, the House passed legislation to remember the lives of three Minnesota National Guardsmen, Charles Nord, James Rogers, and Kort Miller, who were tragically killed on December 5, 2019, when their helicopter experienced engine failure. 

“These three men all had a true sense of service and patriotism,” said Congresswoman Michelle Fischbach (MN-07). “They were passionate about supporting their fellow servicemembers and defending our country, including a deployment to Kuwait where they were part of the aerial medical evacuation team. Today, they are greatly missed by their families and communities, and every step we can take to honor their memory is a meaningful one. I am honored to have introduced this legislation and look forward to its passage in the Senate.”

Congresswoman Fischbach’s remarks on the House Floor in support of the two post offices that honor the men from Minnesota's 7th District, Charles Nord of Perham and James Rogers of Winsted, can be found here. Congressman Tom Emmer sponsored the bill honoring Kort Plantenberg of Avon in the 6th District.

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