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Photo provided The Minnesota Patriot Guard honors fallen soldiers and veterans with flag lines at funerals and other patriotic gestures of support.

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Karla Richardson of Verndale retired her Army uniform after 21 years in active duty. She doesn't wear her sergeant first class insignia anymore, but she still serves the military. This time it's on top a Honda VTX 1300 in jeans, a tank top, boots and a leather vest with the Patriot Guard Riders logo. Richardson is a senior ride captain with the Minnesota Patriot Guard and leads missions to honor fallen soldiers and veterans.


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