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Tuesday, July 17, 2007
'Dedication to service'
My brother-in-law, Master Sgt. Jay Timm, of the 183rd Illinois Air National Guard, (part time), is currently in Kyrgyzstan with the 376th Air Expeditionary Wing. He left June 9th, on his 4th tour overseas since the war in Iraq began. His trip was arranged months before his sister, (my wife), was diagnosed with terminal cancer. She was in the hospital when he left, fully aware that they would not see each other again. She is near death at this time, and he is not due back until Aug 19th. Thankfully she had been alert enough to talk to him on the phone a couple of times after he left. I just thought he deserved to be recognized for his dedication to service, in the face of personal tragedy.
This is Jay at his base in Kyrgyzstan just after they had installed a new fuel storage bladder.
-- Dennis Danner of Sherman, Illinois
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