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Thursday, September 27, 2007
'The right person for the job'
Sergeant First Class Edgar Ford, his wife Jessica Ford, daughter Afton Ford (11) and son Ethan Ford (10) at good bye ceremony on Sept 13.
My twin sister's husband deployed Sept 13th for his 3rd tour in Iraq from Fort Shafter, Hawaii. This time for 15 months. He is Sergeant First Class Edgar (Eddy) Ford with the 552nd MP Company. Although we are all worried about him we know that he is the right person for the job and feels passionately about completing the mission. We just wanted to acknowledge him and thank him for his service. His family is based in Kansas.
-- Angela Childress of West Palm Beach, Florida
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