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Charlton Middle School principal Dean Packard stands with seventh grader Dorinda Lee and the Kopp family, Max, 3, Jason, and Kim. Amanda Collins. (click for larger version)
April 30, 2012
CHARLTON — It was News Year's Day when Army Staff Sergeant Jason Kopp hoisted two American flags over his base in Afghanistan.

The flags flew in a hostile area, over the Khost Province base where he was stationed, just on the border of eastern Pakistan, before he took them down and tucked them his backpack.

Four months and about 7,000 miles later, those flags now have a home right here in Charlton.

For more on this story, please see tomorrow's Southbridge Evening News.

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