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03/24/06

Flag Returned to Soldier

There was a special ceremony today at Windsor Forest High School for a special flag. The ROTC retired its flag and presented it to CWO2 Dennis Boothe.

Boothe had sent the flag from Balad, Iraq, to his sister Amanda. She brought the flag to school and they had been proudly flying it ever since.

"It shocked me when I saw the flag," said Amanda. "And I was telling my parents, 'I have to go see my ROTC instructor and show him. See what he says.' And it actually helped me out."

Amanda's brother has been back since November, but this was the first chance they've had to present the flag to him. Before sending it home, he took the flag on several missions in Iraq.

Reported by: Chris Cowperthwaite, ccowperthwaite@wtoc.com

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