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Area soldiers participate in relay

Carry the Load National was conducting a 1700-mile relay from West Point, N.Y. to Dallas, Texas. The relay started on May 1 and arrived in Dallas at 3:48pm on May 27 just as the 2012 Carry the Load Dallas event begins. The relay is broken into 350 5-mile segments. The mission at Carry the Load is to highlight the meaning of Memorial Day across America ultimately driving attention and steering resources to existing nonprofit organizations already supporting surviving families, veteran families, and veteran organizations. Members of the Company C 39th Brigade Support Battalion out of Lonoke participated in the event. They are Sgt. 1st class Cody Wright of Cabot, Sgt. Jordan Counce of Marked Tree and Cadet Mark Staples of Conway. The Charlie Company Solders completed the segment from Carlisle to Lonoke. (Submitted photo)

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