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Updated: 09/18/2011 8:34 AM
Created: 09/14/2011 11:05 PM KSTP.com | Print |  Email
By: Scott Theisen

Minn. Soldier Hopes to Complete Mission His Brother Couldn't

Minn. Soldier Hopes to Complete Mission His Brother Couldn'tThe brother of a Minnesota sailor electrocuted in Iraq is now deployed in the same war his brother died in.

We first introduced you to David Cedergren in a 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS investigation last year that led to changes in the way the military tracks the deaths of service members around the world.

In 2004, David, a Navy medic, stepped into a crude shower at a base in Iraq and was electrocuted. He was 25.

Now, in 2011 his brother, Brad, back in the military, finds himself in the same desert, the same war. On Sept. 11 it was seven years to the day after his brother died.

Now in Kuwait, Brad counsels soldiers in the Minnesota Guard.

It's a mission - a calling - that helped lead him into one desert and out of another.

Click here to watch our entire week-long series, Leading the Troops Home, with reporter Mark Albert and photojournalist Chris Hansen embedded with the Minnesota National Guard in Iraq and Kuwait.


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