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May 15, 2013
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Minden man completes 10-hour swim

Minden resident Mike LaBarge, 38, isn’t one to shy away from a challenge. Fighting in a war and surviving cancer would tend to do that to you. He’s spent most of his adult life working as a bomb disposal technician or training bomb disposal technicians in the Marine Corps. At one point, after a grade 4 cancerous tumor was discovered wedged between his skull and his brain, he received a life-expectancy prognosis of as little as two weeks. That was 10 years ago. Earlier this month, LaBarge commemorated suriving that 10 years by undertaking his latest challenge — swimming for …

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The Record Courier Updated May 16, 2013 05:34PM Published May 17, 2013 09:38AM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.