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Lieutenant Commander Paul A. Anderson, a Navy Chaplain and pastor from Perham's New Creation Lutheran Church, blesses Marines at an outpost in Iraq during a communion service over Thanksgiving weekend. Anderson left for Iraq in September, and expects to return by August 2009.

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Lieutenant Commander Paul A. Anderson is currently serving with the 1st Marines Wing Support Squadron unit on the Ramadi base in Iraq.


Rev. Anderson has served as pastor of New Creation Lutheran Church in Perham, since its inception in 2006. Anderson left for Iraq in September. In January, he will move to the Al Asad base. He plans to be home on leave for two weeks in February, and hopes to be home for good by August 2009.

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