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In honor of SSG Ryan Hallberg, US Army -  Served in Iraq
Hometown: Andover
(Submitted September 15, 2008 by Cheryl Berg)

Ryan Hallberg was deployed to Iraq in 2005.  His job was to provide communications within the "Green Zone", however, when he heard of a fellow soldier who had a wife and two children back home and whose job was to be running convoy missions, he volunteered to take that soldier's place so that his fellow soldier had a better chance at returning home unharmed.  As a result of his choice, Ryan was hit by an IED and lost a leg.  He is truly an American hero.

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