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Sgt. Francisco "Cisco" Raatz, right, meets with fellow soldier Spc. John Chase on Friday at Sanford Hospital in Fargo to talk about his decision to give him one of his healthy kidneys after Chase's kidneys stopped working.

Brothers in arms ... and other parts

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FARGO -- Spc. John Chase once knew a world of dangers lurking in hidden roadside bombs and snipers who could be taking aim as he and his fellow soldiers patrolled the villages of Afghanistan.


One of his soldier buddies, Sgt. Francisco "Cisco" Raatz, would rescue Chase, on a battlefield and from an enemy neither member of the North Dakota National Guard could have predicted.

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