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Published September 09, 2013, 12:00 AM

Oliver Brenden


Oliver Brenden, a farm boy from the Hillsboro, N.D., area, was the victim of World War I chemical warfare. Family memories of Brenden's life after the war linger with his nephew, Larry Aasen, as the nation debates a response to the use of chemical weapons in Syria.
Read the article: Nearly a century ago, mustard gas cut short the life of a North Dakota farm boy