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Memorial march to honor soldiers killed in action

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- North Dakota National Guard family members plan to honor all of the state's Guard soldiers killed in the global war on terrorism.

The sixth "Memorial Road March" is scheduled Sunday in Bismarck. The nine-mile trek begins at the Memorial to The Fallen in the Global War on Terrorism and ends at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery.

The march will begin with a short remembrance ceremony at 9:38 a.m., which coincides with the time that Cpl. Curtis Mehrer and Sgt. Travis Van Zoest, both Bismarck natives, were killed in action on June 6, 2006.

Two other soldiers in their unit were killed in Afghanistan, Cpl. Nathan Goodiron of Mandaree and Cpl. Christopher Kleinwachter of Wahpeton.

Participants began registering at the Bank of North Dakota parking lot beginning at 8:30 a.m.