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Column - May 3, 2013

A weekend of welcomes for Pleasanton GIs back from Afghanistan

Several hundred well-wishers, military families and friends turned out last weekend in blistering heat to welcome home three more Pleasanton GIs who have just returned from Afghanistan. Waving flags and cheering in what are becoming more frequent celebrations as more military from Pleasanton come home, our group included two Congressmen, Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) and Jerry McNerney (D-Stockton), Pleasanton Mayor Jerry Thorne, two candidates for City Council in next Tuesday's election -- David Miller and Kathy Narum -- and, thankfully, Pat Frizzel, co-chair of the Pleasanton Military Families organization. I say "thankfully" because Pat circled through the crowd spraying bottles of water mist on us as the temperatures hit 90 degrees.

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