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In honor of Justin Akins, Navy - Served in the Gulf War
Hometown: Ely
(Submitted October 31, 2008 by Karen Voli)

Justin, my grandson, enlisted in the Navy while still in High School.  He served in the Gulf from Jan 07 to Sept. 07.  He starts his 2nd (unknown) tour of duty again this January.  This tour will be hard for him because since his last tour he and his wife have had a baby.  Brayden is 2 months old.   I know Justin is thinking about all of the accomplishments that Brayden will make while he's gone & going to miss: that first tooth, seeing him sit up for the first time. . . simply watching him grow.  I just hope he knows how very proud we all are of him and how anxious I am to hold that new baby.

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