Belgrade guardsman reflects on duty to country, family
ST. PAUL (AP) -- David Bendickson is checking homework in camouflage and combat boots.
In a cramped Apple Valley hotel room on Feb. 12, the Minnesota National Guard staff sergeant is timing his 6-year-old son, Mathias, keeping him focused.
The boy has two minutes left on his math.
Bendickson has 12 hours left with his family.
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