Services set for 3 Guardsmen killed in Black Hawk crash

UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter, Photo Date: 6/13/2013 U.S. Army/MGN

Services are set for three Minnesota National Guardsmen killed in the crash of a Black Hawk helicopter last week.

Chief Warrant Officers James Rogers Jr. and Charles Nord, and Sgt. Kort Plantenberg were killed Dec. 5 when their helicopter crashed southwest of St. Cloud, Minn. during a routine maintenance test flight.

Services for Plantenberg will be held Thursday at St. John's Abbey Church in Collegeville, Minn. Rogers will be remembered Sunday at Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted High School. Nord's funeral will be held Monday at Perham High School. The three soldiers returned in May from a nine-month deployment to the Middle East.

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