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Sgt. Eric Papp of the Minnesota National Guard attends to the leg wound of a young Afghan girl in March. Photo courtesy of Jim Spiri.

Woodbury soldier returns home with photos, stories from war in Afghanistan

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A Woodbury soldier recently returned home from Afghanistan as the subject of a photo he didn't even know had been featured online and in the news.


Minnesota Army National Guard Sgt. Eric Papp was deployed about a year ago and had been serving as a medic in the Helmand Province in Afghanistan.

Halfway through his deployment, the soldiers were ordered to prioritize their resources. They weren't able to treat every injury if it wasn't war related.

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Riham Feshir
Riham Feshir is a reporter and photographer for the Woodbury Bulletin. Her coverage includes Woodbury City Hall, Washington County Board of Commissioners and business news.  Follow Riham on Twitter @RihamFeshir for the latest updates.