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Deployed Soldiers Draw Strength from Pioneer Holiday

KANDAHAR AIR FIELD, Afghanistan — They traveled thousands of miles with few belongings to settle in a remote, arid and austere place.

The story can sound oddly familiar to Utahns this Pioneer Day — strangely ironic to these servicemen and servicewomen deployed to Afghanistan.

Kandahar Airfield is their temporary home. And even as their mission demands as much focus as ever, they take time on July 24 to think about their pioneer heritage, their families, and what it all means in light of their service to country.

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