Minnesota National Guard gets visit from Geraldo

Guard members are poised to return home from Kuwait with war efforts in the region winding down, but not before a visit from FOX News' Geraldo Rivera. The popular cable television host spoke with command staff and met an uncanny look-alike.
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Guard members are poised to return home from Kuwait with war efforts in the region winding down, but not before a visit from FOX News' Geraldo Rivera. The popular cable television host spoke with command staff and met an uncanny look-alike.

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