Matthew Zocher was piloting from Mankato's airport en route to his family's home in Wisconsin for Thanksgiving when his aircraft went down in a wooded area. The 24-year-old aviation student at Mankato State University was the only passenger.
Soldier killed in Afghanistan was MSU student
A 26-year-old soldier killed in Afghanistan on Sept. 13 was a student at Minnesota State University Mankato. Sgt. Kyle B. Osborn of Lafayette, Indiana was a civil engineering student but dropped out after two years to join the military. Funeral services will be held in Indiana.