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Deidra and Dick Brown reflect Wednesday on their son, Phil, who was killed in action 10 years ago in Iraq while serving in the North Dakota National Guard. Phil spent a lot of time at Jack Brown Stadium, named for his grandfather. People joined the family at the stadium after Phil’s funeral in 2004 to remember his life. John M. Steiner The Sun

10 years later: Family remembers fallen soldier, city that supported them


Tara Brown can vividly remember the last time she spoke to her older brother, Spc. Philip “Phil” Brown, serving in Iraq in 2004 with the North Dakota National Guard’s 141st  Engineer Combat Battalion.

Tara, then a freshman at the University of North Dakota, said she had talked to her brother on the phone from Iraq about an upcoming spring festival in Grand Forks she planned to attend.

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