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Photo provided. Karla Richardson salutes at a Sebeka area cemetery for Paul Beyer during Remember the Fallen. Behind Richardson are Genko Komerec of the twin cities area, Jeannie Phillips of Walker and Bruce Lubitz of Perham.

Verndale woman at the heart of Patriot Guard

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A late spring day in 2006 was the day a notorious Kansas-based hate group picked to protest the funeral of a Fargo soldier, Specialist Michael Hermanson, who had been killed while serving in Iraq.


Karla Richardson got on her motorcycle and decided to join the flag line of the Patriot Guard riders protecting the funeral and offering red, white and blue solace to those who were mourning.

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