Cloquet family hoping National Guard Bureau will recognize connection between Master Sgt. Noah Feehan’s cancer and his service

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It’s now been two months since Master Sgt. Noah Feehan’s life ended due to a brain tumor.

The proud father from Cloquet loved being a coach, all things sports, and sushi.

His wife, Jenny, and three boys, Jack, Peyton, and Logan, are all dealing with the loss of a piece of their heart.

“He was always positive,” Peyton told us.

“We’re all here for each other. Everyone supports one another. If someone is having a bad day, everyone helps them out,” Jack said.

Logan, the youngest, shared, “He was really good at video games, and would play with me. He was also really good at hide-n-seek.”

Feehan was an airman with the 148th Fighter Wing, and had been for 18 years. He was in avionics, and loved working on the jets.

“He even wanted to go to work when he couldn’t,” Jack added.

Two years ago, he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Surgeons at the Mayo Clinic were able to remove it, and he went through chemo and radiation. But then, the cancer came back. He died on April 12th at the age of 39.

He deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. The VA has connected his exposure to toxic burn pits to his cancer.

But the National Guard Bureau has not. “They’re saying it has nothing to do with his military career,” Jenny said. “I don’t care about the benefits. He deserved it.”

She told WDIO that the 148th Fighter Wing has been very helpful along this journey.

In the meantime, they are going to focus on the things he loved on this first Father’s Day without him.

The National Guard Bureau is looking into the matter for WDIO.

There is still a GoFundMe set up: