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Friday, March 19, 2004


A TOUGH GOODBYE

Hugs and kisses send more
Hawaii soldiers off to war

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DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARBULLETIN.COM
Before the start of yesterday's deployment ceremony at Schofield Barracks for 25th Infantry Division (Light) and Hawaii Army National Guard soldiers who will be going to Afghanistan, Keelana Char found her dad, Russell Char, to give him a hug.



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DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARBULLETIN.COM
Before the start of the ceremony, the Haebig children, right, waved to their dad, Lt. Col. Brian Haebig, who was in formation. The kids were, from left, Erin, 4, Elizabeth, 9, Tony, 11, and Molly, 7.



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DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARBULLETIN.COM
After the ceremony, when family and friends went onto the field to find their loved ones, Meg Haebig located her husband, Brian.



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