Families of Nord and other first responders receive death benefits from Front Line Foundation

Charles P. Nord

The Front Line Foundation is giving death benefits to six families of first responders who have died while serving others, including Chief Warrant Officer 2 Charles P. Nord.

Nord, 30, of Perham, was one of three National Guardsmen killed in a helicopter crash in December. Benefit payments were made to the families of Nord, Chief Warrant Officer 2 James A. Rogers Jr. and Sgt. Kort M. Plantenberg. The payments in January will help the families cover expenses until military benefits commence, according to a release from the Front Line Foundation.

“Beyond the Call of Duty” death benefits have been awarded to two other families: Howard Lake Fire Chief Daryl "Taddy" Drusch who died after returning home from saving the life of an individual. The second family is of veteran firefighters and brothers Steve and Curt Boesl who died in a tragic farming accident and were honored for their commitment to public safety, according to the news release.

“While we can’t change what has happened, we can offer a helping hand to these families who are grieving terrible losses,” said Front Line Foundation Co-Founder and Board Member Brent Rohlik in the news release. “It is so important for these families to know someone has their back.”

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