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Mass. Guardsmen preparing for deployment, Afghan mission

Commander Tim Sawyer, Captain Matthew Christopher, and Captain Chad Cormier helped set up chairs for the send-off. Commander Tim Sawyer, Captain Matthew Christopher, and Captain Chad Cormier helped set up chairs for the send-off. (Kayana Szymczak for The Boston Globe)
By Brian R. Ballou
Globe Staff / August 1, 2010

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National Guard Sergeant Major Jeffrey Baillargeon got his first taste of combat more than two decades ago when he parachuted into Panama to help overthrow a military dictator. Previously, he had only seen portrayals of war and death in movies. (Full article: 811 words)

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