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Spcs. Carlos Wilcox IV and Jacob Benson.

Willmar soldier recovering from July 16 attack that killed three 'brothers'

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WILLMAR -- On July 16, just before 9:15 p.m. Iraqi time, Spc. Jacob Benson, 22, of Willmar was talking with his three closest friends and fellow National Guard soldiers at a military base near Basra, Iraq, when a rocket hit, sending him flying.

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"I hit the ground, and I got back up," he said.

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