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Friday, July 13, 2007
'Good on ya bloke'


This picture is of Sgt. Ted Pickering, A Btry, 3/319 Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne and his daughter Aspyn Leigh in June as he was deploying to Iraq for his second combat tour. He has served exclusively in the 82nd and was in Afghanistan in 05-06.

His wife Brandy is in Fayetteville, NC and is expecting their second child in January. Ted is stationed at Camp Adder, Tallil and is providing convoy security. His dad, Tim in Missouri and his mother, Mary Ann, in Sarasota, FL are very proud of him and his big sis Karen in Sydney, Australia says "good on ya bloke." We all send our love and thank everyone for their prayers and support for ALL of our servicemen and women.

-- Tim Pickering of West Plains, Missouri
We are very proud of our Son-in-law. We look forward to you back in the Carolina's. The Girls miss you very Much
Bridget & Mark Crabtree
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