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... a brother and a piece of our heart: Tributes from fellow soldiers shared at Clark funeral


NEW LONDON -- Mourners quietly filled the New London-Spicer High School gymnasium and waited Sunday afternoon -- some dabbing at tears -- until the cadence of the footsteps of the honor guard delivered the flag-draped coffin of Private First Class Ryane Glenn Clark.

"We have lost a brother and a piece of our heart,'' said Maj. Gen. Rodney Anderson. The message he delivered to the mourners came from Clark's fellow U.S. Army soldiers who are still fighting in Afghanistan.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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