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Original post made on Sep 10, 2007

Family members were reunited Saturday when 10 members of the California 15 Air National Guard arrived at Moffett Field in Mountain View after being deployed in Afghanistan. Photos by Norbert von der Groeben/Palo Alto Online.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, September 10, 2007, 9:38 AM

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Posted by Native Girl
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Sep 10, 2007 at 12:19 pm


Thank you for making this the top story, and thank you Norbert von der Groeben for the fabulous photos.

I think that our community should know more about the sacrifices that these brave men have done for our country, and the sacrifices that their families have endured during their absence.

A full story on these men and their families would be befitting for September 11th.

I would also be interested in reading a full story interview with Staff Sgt. Wilkerson who was recently awarded the highest medal of honor (The Bronze Star) for his heroic efforts in Iraq.

We should all be grateful for their service, regardless of our personal opinions about the war, or our government.

These men and women, and their families, have made huge sacrifices so that we may live our lives in peace and comfort.

I hope our community will remember to fly their American flags tomorrow.

It would be nice to see our community unite on something, even though we have our differences.

Thanks again for the story and photos.

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Posted by Stephen
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Sep 10, 2007 at 12:51 pm

To the members of the California 15 Air National Guard, I say "Welcome Home!" Thank you for your unselfish service to our country, and thank you to your families for their incredible sacrifice while you were away.

God bless you all.

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Posted by A sibling of a hero
a resident of Stanford
on Sep 10, 2007 at 3:08 pm

To you, the unsung heros of our time, fighting for freedom for all..


To your families, supporting in silence and constant worry our heros.


You have much more support and love than you might think if you read our papers and listen to our talking heads on TV.

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Posted by BP
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Sep 10, 2007 at 3:17 pm

Welcome home! Thanks for your service and sacrifice.

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Posted by Theo
a resident of Ventura
on Sep 10, 2007 at 4:22 pm

Welcome home people! So glad to have you back!
May the angel(s) of light always be by your side!
Peace and harmony to you and your families!
Welcome home! Thank god you are back!
May you heal yourselves from this traumatic experience.
May the other citizens be there for you,
as you were there fior us!
Welcome home!

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