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2006 Perham High School graduate Colman Silbernagel reunites with his wife, Erica, upon returning to the United States after eight months of serving overseas. Submitted photos

Home again: A happy reunion

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After months of worrying and praying for his safe return, Erica Silbernagel is finally able to hug her husband again.

Colman Silbernagel, a 1st Lieutenant in the Army and a 2006 graduate of Perham High School, has just gotten back to the United States after a tour of duty in Afghanistan.


His return to Perham on Sunday made for an especially memorable Memorial Day weekend for the Silbernagel family, which has been praying for Colman since the moment he left.

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Marie Johnson
Marie Johnson (formerly Nitke) came to the Perham Focus after several years as the Education and Arts & Entertainment Editor at the Herald-Review of Grand Rapids, Minn. She lives in rural Ottertail with her husband, Dan, and their spunky yellow lab, Louisa.
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