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Area troops deployed in Iraq War

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The Iraq War hit close to home in 2003 and 2004 when soldiers stationed in Ellsworth, Red Wing and other area cities were deployed overseas.

"Every man, woman and child was aware we had troops gone. If we had lost someone, it may well have made a major difference. But we were very lucky we didn't," Bob Davis, Goodhue County Veterans Service Officer, told the R-E this month. "In Lake City they lost someone, and that changed the way they looked at things."

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