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Gov. John Bel Edwards poses for photos with 12-year-old Kallie Bordelon of Hessmer at the deployment ceremony for the Marskville-based 1020th Engineer Co. Kallie’s father, Spc. Bradie Paul Bordelon, is a medic in the 1020th. Kallie was joined by siblings Jace, Kyleigh and Ayden and grandparents Jodie and Charlene Bordelon in sending the soldier off to Kuwait with 155 other Guardsmen. {Photo by Raymond L. Daye}

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Sgt. 1st class Dwight “Chip” Filipi of Marksville, a member of the 1020th Vertical Engineer Co. (center) leans in to gives a “hero bear” to his young daughter during the deployment ceremony for the Marksville-based National Guard unit. The stuffed animal is intended to help young children cope with the separation of their parents being deployed. {Photo by Raymond L. Daye}

Avoyelles bids farewell to ‘heroes’ of 1020th

“Bittersweet” was the word used to describe the celebration of 156 Louisiana National Guard engineers at Avoyelles Public Charter School this past Wednesday.

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