Local VFW Commander called to active duty

Patrick Fisher, Staff Writer

Mike LaDuke has served as an active member of the New Prague community. Beginning this July, he will be serving the United States with the Army National Guard.

LaDuke is a sergeant with the 2nd Battalion, 135th Infantry, based in Mankato. He will be serving in Kosovo, in southeastern Europe. His unit will be part of NATO's (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) Kosovo Force. NATO is currently leading some 16,000 international forces in the area.

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