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Pulford's platoon patrols in the mountains of Afghanistan in the early morning hours of a hot day in July. Pulford took this picture at about 6:30 a.m., he said, and it was already about 80 degrees outside. Temperatures would reach into the 120s on some days. Submitted photo

Perham grad earns Bronze Star for his service in Afghanistan

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Jeffrey Pulford was just 17 years old when he joined the Army.

A junior at Perham High School, he already knew what he wanted to do with the rest of his life.

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He joined the service, he said, because “I remember when the towers were hit, and I’v

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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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