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Press Photo by Beth Wischmeyer Kermit Kruger, right, is seen with his wife, Kassie, and son, Kelly, at Badlands Brew in Dickinson. Kruger was one of eight brothers from Marmarth who served in the military.

Brothers in arms


Marmarth resident and U.S. Army veteran Delbert Kruger shares a lot more with his brothers than being related, seven of eight were also in the military.

All in all, Delbert had one in the Navy, one in the Marine Corps and five brothers in the Army.

The family, comprised of nine boys and four girls, grew up in Marmarth, where Delbert still works today.

Delbert, the oldest, said he was drafted into the Army in about 1951, when he was 19. He's now 78 years old.

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