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Flag flown in Iraq finds a new home at Sand Hill Elementary

POSTED: March 19, 2009 4:49 p.m.
Photo by Sandi Van Orden/

Emmeline Richards, along with Holly Jarrell, Principal Kristen Richards and Assistant Principal David Smith, presents a flag flown aboard a U.S. Army helicopter on two missions in Iraq to Jill Usher's class at Sand Hill Elementary School.

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Emmeline Richards presented Jill Usher’s first grade class at Sand Hill Elementary School with a flag on behalf of Sgt. Jon-Erik Tucker, who is currently in Mosul, Iraq, with C Company, 1/10 Attack Reconnaissance Battalion. In January, two missions were flown with the flag.

Usher’s class adopted the soldier, making cards and collecting items for care packages. Richards coordinated the collection of items, shopping for supplemental items and shipping boxes.

Sand Hill Elementary has sponsored deployed soldiers for several years.

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