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    Posted May 25, 2014 by
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    Salute to troops

    My Cousin, Patrice (TC)

    My cousin, Patrice Alford or TC, has been in the Army for almost 20 years. She has made many sacrifices by forfeiting time she could have spent with family and friends in pursuit of serving our country. She and her husband, Roddy, have been deployed many times to serve in Iran and Afghanistan and are both currently serving in South Korea. TC has always been like a sister to me and I have always looked up to her and admired her sense of drive, commitment and undying passion for the things she believes in. Thanks goes out to you and your husband, Roddy, for continuing to protect our American values and way of life. I salute you both and can't wait for you to return safely home. I can't say it any simpler than I love you!

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