News

Soldier With Area Ties Dies

Soldier With Area Ties Dies

Storm Lake, IA (RI)–A Storm Lake native died in Afghanistan on Sunday in what military officials say was a non-combat incident.

The Department of Defense says 33-year-old Chief Warrant Officer Deric Rasmussen of Oceanside, California died on May 11th in Mazar E Sharif, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the Company C, First Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, First Air Cavalry Brigade, based in Fort Hood, Texas.

Rasmussen is the son of Philip and Diane Rasmussen, who lived in Storm Lake until 2007. Deric graduated from Storm Lake High School in 1999, joined the Marines in 2000 and in 2003, he left the Marines and joined the Army, where he learned to fly helicopters. His unit was deployed to Iraq in 2007. Early last year, he joined his current unit, which was deployed to Afghanistan in January.

Rasmussen is survived by a wife and three children. No date has been set for a memorial service.

Local Headlines

in Local

Neunaber Husband Death

Fresh
neunaber

An Akron man who's sone is charged with murder died of natural causes...

in Local

Kidnapping Charges Issued

Fresh
News Arrest1240 1

A South Dakota man and his daughter from California face kidnapping charges...

in Local

School Bus Safety

School Bus Stop

A reminder for drivers to watch for school busses stopping...

in Local

Tick and Mosquito Increase

mosquito

An increase in ticks and mosquitos is attributed to this summer's weather...

in Local

Worthington Fire

Fire1240

Fire destroys a Worthington home...