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Area Troops Given Freedom Salute

Posted by wlpo on January 11, 2010

Around 55 soldiers were saluted for their work recently in Afghanistan.

The troops were thanked in a public ceremony yesterday morning at the Marseilles Armory.  They’re with Company A, 33rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion.  A similar “freedom salute” was held for 70 troops at the Pontiac Armory.

35 year old Sgt. Chester Hosford of Ottawa was killed last July while serving in Afghanistan.  He served with a guard unit in Dixon.

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